Live-Action System Shock Series in the Works


A live-action series based on video game publisher Nightdive Studios’ first-person action-adventure franchise System Shock is being prepped for the streaming platform Binge.

The original System Shock takes players into Citadel Station in the year 2072, where an unnamed hacker wakes from a coma only to be confronted by murderous robots, killer cyborgs, malicious mutants and a malevolent AI named SHODAN that seeks to control Earth.

The series adaptation will stream exclusively on and will be produced by Allan Ungar, with Nightdive’s Stephen Kick and Larry Kuperman joining as executive producers.

Binge previously announced a partnership with Ubisoft to adapt Driver and El Rubius to create his upcoming show Rubius Checkpoint.

System Shock is an iconic franchise adored by gamers for more than two decades and a series that helped redefine what it meant to play an FPS,” said Ungar, producer and chief content officer for Binge. “We’re excited to do right by the franchise—and the genre—in bringing System Shock to life. Get ready for SHODAN.”

Stephen Kick, CEO and founder of Nightdive Studios, added, “I’ve always believed that a live-action adaptation of System Shock would be the perfect medium to retell the harrowing story of Citadel Station and its rogue AI that subjects the crew to unimaginable horror. We’re very excited to see the talented team at Binge bring System Shock to life in horrifyingly real and new ways.”