Netflix is taking a big leap into video games, and in addition to actual video games, the streaming service is working on a number of adaptations of popular titles. Horizon is one such project, which will be a live-action adaptation of the Horizon game series, which follows Aloy on her quest through a post-apocalyptic America populated mostly by mechanical creatures.
At this time, no director or cast member is known to be attached, but we do know that Carter Swan and Asad Qizilbash are. Both are well-known names in the world of live-action adaptations of PlayStation games, having created Uncharted as well as upcoming adaptations of The Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima and Twisted Metal.
PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures Television are the companies behind the Netflix series, which was first announced in May 2022.
Guerrilla Games, a Dutch video game developer best known for the Killzone series, also produces the Horizon series. What else do we know about Netflix’s live-action adaptation of Horizon?
What is the history of Horizon?
The story of Horizon Zero Dawn is set in the post-apocalyptic United States of the 31st century.
Humans are scattered in primitive tribes with different levels of technological development. Their technologically advanced ancestors are known as “Elders”. The Earth is dominated by large robotic creatures called “machines”. They mostly coexist peacefully with humans, who sometimes hunt them for parts.
We follow Aloy in the main game, who grew up without parents and lived apart from the four tribes. As she grows older, she is forced to investigate a phenomenon known as the “Derangement”, which has made machines more aggressive towards humans and spawned larger, more deadly machines.
Who is part of the cast of Horizon?
As of June 2022, no casting has been revealed for the Netflix series Horizon.
For those unaware, Ashly Burch provides the voice of Aloy in the game. Characters in the game have also been voiced by notable actors Lance Reddick, John MacMillan, and John Hopkins.
While Horizon’s announcement nearly coincided with the release of Stranger Things Season 4, which was further amplified by Sink’s Max having a particularly memorable and thrilling scene that the internet also adored, Sadie Sink recently became one of the most popular fan picks online for the role of Aloy. Lyndon Smith is also frequently mentioned for the online part.
Hannah Hoekstra, a Dutch model, and Aloy’s face model have both been mentioned as potential candidates, but it’s highly doubtful that Netflix would choose to release Aloy’s face model as it would be too similar to the game, and adaptations usually do not. .
When will Horizon be available on Netflix?
There are currently no scheduled filming dates. We’ve heard that production could start in Toronto in a month or two, but right now that’s just a rumor.
Netflix hasn’t announced a release date for its live-action Horizon adaptation, but considering production is set to begin in 2022, we can probably anticipate the first season hitting the streaming service in early 2024.