‘System Shock’ Series Coming From ‘Mortal Kombat’ Screenwriter

by Chris Cantley

A new small-screen adaptation may be a “shock” to the system of horror fans.

Greg Russo–who wrote the screenplay for last year’s Mortal Kombat big-screen adaptation for Warner Bros.–has been tapped to write and direct a new TV series based on the popular survival horror game System Shock, according to a report on Deadline.

The new live-action series–which does not yet have a debut date–will premiere on Binge, a gaming entertainment streamer scheduled to launch later this year.

The show is based on the video game franchise from Night Dive Games, which is set in the year 2072. The game casts players as an unnamed hacker who awakens from a coma on Citadel Station only to be attacked by armies of robots, cyborgs and mutants under the control of a malevolent artificial intelligence known as SHODAN.

Russo–who will also serve as executive producer of the series alongside Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman–said in a statement that he had been waiting for “the right opportunity to make my directorial debut, and I finally found it.”

In addition to writing the script for Mortal Kombat–which was a modest success in theaters, but became a huge hit on HBO Max–Russo handled the screenplay of Space Invaders for New Line and Warner Bros. and Saints Row.

Keep reading Horror News Network for all updates on System Shock on Binge.

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