The Netflix series based on Horizon Zero Dawn will feature everyone's favourite flame-haired heroine after all, it has been confirmed. We also learned that the showrunner of The Umbrella Academy, Steve Blackman, has been tapped to head up the project, which will also include some production crew that have worked on The Boys and The Expanse previously.
We knew that Horizon 2074 would be set across multiple timelines, but this is the first we have heard of Aloy's inclusion. The news comes from a recent interview Blackman gave regarding the conclusion of the Umbrella Academy when the topic turned to his next project, based on Horizon Zero Dawn:
Horizon Zero Dawn is an exceptionally well-crafted game with wonderful characters not often seen in the rank-and-file of the gaming world. Their salvation comes in the form of a young female warrior named Aloy, who has no idea she’s the key to saving the world.
Suffice it to say, yes, Aloy will be a main character in our story. My writing partner on this, Michelle Lovretta, and I are thrilled to be able to expand this remarkable IP into a series for all types of viewers.
The project is still in the very early days of its production, and we don't have any word of any casting or a release date yet. We have said it before and will say it again, get Lance Reddick on board, or we riot.
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