Sonic the Hedgehog film firm to turn Disco Elysium into a TV show

Sonic the Hedgehog film firm to turn Disco Elysium into a TV show

Indie hit Disco Elysium is making the leap to television screens.

That's according to Variety, which announced that the game is coming to TV via a partnership between developer ZA/UM and production firm dj2 Entertainment. That's the company behind the Sonic the Hedgehog film, by the way. There's no writer attached to the project, nor is there any TV network or streaming service part of the deal. 

The title launched on PC in October 2019 to critical acclaim, with an OSX port released in April of this year ahead of PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch editions, slated to come out at some point this year. On launch, the title went straight to the top spot on Steam.

“We’re so gratified at the response Disco Elysium has received," the game's lead writer Helen Hindpere said, "and very happy to be teaming with dj2 to expand the franchise for other media and new audiences."

dj2 CEO and founder Dmitri M. Johnson added: “’Disco Elysium’ is a phenomenal property with an expansive world and unlimited potential. The dj2 team is truly thrilled about this extraordinary opportunity to be part of it all.”

As well as Sonic the Hedgehog and Disco Elysium, dj2 is also working on TV show adaptations of Hawken, Sleeping Dogs, We Happy Few, Little Nightmares, Ruiner, Life is Strange and Vamypr. 

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