Looks like today has been a pretty busy day for video game adaptations. Just hot off the news that we’ll be receiving a Fallout TV series on Amazon, a television series for the indie game My Friend Pedro has been announced as well. The original game is about a masked man who is instructed by a sentient banana named Pedro to kill members of the mafia because he told you to. It’s a wacky game that turned out to be a pretty good time and it seems like we’ll be getting some more gruesome action on our TV screens soon.
The series will be written and executive produced by Derek Kolsted, the creator of the John Wick franchise. He’ll be joined by David Leitich, the director of the original movie, as well Mike Wilson, the co-founder of Devolver Digital, the published who released My Friend Pedro last year. No network or streaming service has picked up the series yet, but when it comes to a show about a masked serial killer listening to a talking banana, it’s only a matter of time.
I’m happy that a lot of the stranger video game concepts are being picked up for film and TV adaptations. While it’s totally feasible to create movies and shows based on more grounded franchises like Hitman or Tomb Raider, seeing wacky concepts like My Friend Pedro and the recent Sonic the Hedgehog movie get love and affection shows that these oddball premises have just as good of a chance at getting praise outside of the video game industry.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter