Tales from the Loop is coming to Amazon TV. You heard it right, that is not a mistake.
Amazon has ordered up a direct-to-series Sci-fi drama. Lets just let that sink in for a moment.
That’s right Amazon has green light this show for more than just a pilot. I can only imagine that this is in hopes to be a direct competitor to the Netflix smash hit Stranger Things. It looks to me like Amazon is swinging for the fences on this project from the writer of “Legion” Nathaniel Halpern. Halpern will be the executive producer and showrunner of the series.
The world of TFL is built around the stunning and evocative artwork of Simon Stålenhag that blends rural Sweden life in the backdrop of science fiction. Personally one of the reasons why I love his art so much is rural Sweden has a striking resemblance to the 1980s Midwestern America where I grew up.
Albert Cheng, co-head of television at Amazon Studios said
“Simon Stålenhag’s paintings are renowned for their vision of a not-too-distant, futuristic landscape. We are looking forward to bringing that to life and sharing it with our Prime Video audience,”
Amazon feels very confident putting Nathaniel at the helm according to Sharon Tal Ygudado, Head of scripted genre programming with Amazon Studios.
“Nathaniel is a gifted storyteller who shares our passion for creating soulful, human stories that push the boundaries of genre programming and we’re thrilled to be working with him on this series,”
Fox 21 Television Studios will co-produce the show the executive VP Jane Francis commented.
“I was immediately intrigued by the idea of bringing Stålenhag’s incredible paintings to life, but it’s Nathaniel’s deeply inspired vision for this world, and the stories he has created from an incredibly passionate and emotional place, that will drive this series and its storytelling. Together with Mark’s brilliant visual sensibility and unique point of view, it makes this a truly exceptional project and the perfect one to partner with Amazon in our studio’s first direct-to-series order at the streamer,”
Having been utterly blown away by Legion and in a love affair with Tales from the Loop RPG. This for me has all the makings of a smash hit. I imagine many of my fellow fans and gamers that backed the Kickstarter as well are a bit excited to hear the news that the RPG they helped bring to life. That started as a series of paintings is now going to be cast into our homes as a Sci-Fi drama!
It’s a great time to be a gamer!