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Could ‘Mirror’s Edge Catalyst’ Have A TV Series? EA DICE Release New Trailer

( [email protected] ) May 27, 2016 01:03 PM EDT
In 2008, EA DICE brought Mirror's Edge to gamers, and it was an action-adventure platform that was slightly different than others.  This game gave the player a first-person perspective of a courier named Faith who uses parkour skills on tall buildings in a futuristic society.  The game is finally going to receive its sequel with Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which is really more of a reboot, and there is also going to be a television series as well.  This is what is known about the Mirror's Edge Catalyst's new trailer and release date, as well as its related TV series.
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In 2008, EA DICE brought Mirror's Edge to gamers, and it was an action-adventure platform that was slightly different than others.  This game gave the player a first-person perspective of a courier named Faith who uses parkour skills on tall buildings in a futuristic society.  The game is finally going to receive its sequel with Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which is really more of a reboot, and there is also going to be a television series as well.  This is what is known about the Mirror's Edge Catalyst's new trailer and release date, as well as its related TV series. 

CinemaBlend reports that there is a new trailer out for the latest game, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, that delves into Faith's childhood, and you can view it below.  This trailer shows how she has had some trauma early in her life, which usually comes from living in a dystopian society, as well as why she has chosen to run.  It all leads up to a big reveal where we see her tattoo on a painting that her mother shows her. 

In between the scenes of gameplay shown, there are also some brief interactions with her and a newcomer named Icarus.  The fighting moves do not involve guns in any way, but they are upgraded from the previous game as she runs through the city of Glass in order to topple the totalitarian government in power. 

As for the possibility of a series, Deadline reports that Endemol Shine Studios, the scripted division of Endemol Shine North America, has acquired the video game property of Mirror's Edge to adapt for television.  Of course, the show would have to hire someone who looks like the game's protagonist Faith Connors to play the role well. 

Action for the show would be difficult as the game fully uses CG to create a semi-realistic city of Glass that Faith can parkour around in.  It would be an expensive endeavor to get this to work on TV, especially with the amount of stunt work and special effects to get some live-action chase scenes in what needs to come off as passable, even for television viewers. 

Still, the very concept behind Mirror's Edge is really what sells it, and the premise could be similar to that of the hit show Mr. Robot.  In this case, Faith is the runner acting as a courier for transmitting messages in a world where the government's surveillance is on a level equal to George Orwell's 1984.  Perhaps the TV series will follow the plotline of the game with Faith's sister being framed for murder and how Faith has to fight against the ruling Conglomerate and bring down the big bad conspiracy. 

It could easily take years before Mirror's Edge ever gets any TV screen time, but the idea of a video game adapted into a TV series has never really been done before, honestly.  Mirror's Edge Catalyst is going to launch on the Xbox One, PS4, and PC on June 7th