After Wheel of Time was considered a successful adaptation to Amazon, it seems Mass effect is next in line for consideration. Between these, The Expanse and the upcoming Lord of the Rings prequel, Amazon wants the market in a corner on genre fiction. Although we do not know much about this infamous Mass Effect show, here is a look at everything we know about the ongoing development, cast and more.
Is there really one Mass effect TV series on Amazon?
Right now, the answer is both yes and no. In a November 23 report from Deadline, it was said that after the strong performance of The wheel of time as one of the year’s most watched series premieres, representatives of the popular streaming platform are considering how future custom works can fit into the Prime Video portfolio.
Among the “hopeful” projects is an adaptation of Mass effect from Electronic Arts. The wording that Amazon is “hoping” for one day to work on one Mass effect TV series serve as a soft confirmation that conversations are underway, but not completely resolved. With that reality in mind, it is possible Mass effect TV series may never turn into anything, or they can be shopped around for networks other than Amazon, if they exist.
The source article notes that provided Mass effect remains under the Prime Video banner, it would be a pretty appropriate home for it. In addition to The wheel of time, Amazon also hosts customizations of The boys cartoon and a TV show based on Lord of the Rings as well. It is suggested that Amazon has staff who know how to treat the property of others with care.
is there a Mass effect TV series trailer?
Since the project has not even been officially announced, it may take some time before we see a trailer for the finished product. So far, you just have to watch the latest trailer for the fifth episode in Mass effect game series that debuted at the end of the 2020 Game Awards.
As a consolation prize, here’s the epic unveiling trailer for the Legendary Edition remasters Mass effect trilogy:
When is Mass effect Release Date for TV Series?
So early in development, it’s hard to know exactly when Mass effect TV series may debut. Like those who follow the gaming industry closely, game-based adaptations can sometimes get stuck in a creative stall for years before finally coming out, if at all.
E.g Uncharted films to be released in 2022 were first mentioned in 2008, swapping creative and cast members for a while before finally coming to the big screen. HBO’s TV adaptation of The last of us was first discussed as a feature film back in 2014 and will now debut on another medium, hopefully in 2022.
Whose Mass effect TV series follow this trajectory, one does not know when it will actually be broadcast. But if it is picked up and developed more traditionally, it is possible that we may see something tangible in 2023 or 2024. But in the end, until an official announcement is made, it is really hard to know.
Who is in the cast of Mass effect TV series?
Without any official announcement, the casting details are also nowhere in sight. Fans have thrown their hats in the ring to suggest that Chris Pratt or Henry Cavill take on the role of Shepard, with Emily Blunt as Ashley Williams and Steven Yeun as Kaiden. However, these are all just fantasies, so we let you fill this space with your own casting ambitions ahead of more concrete revelations.
Henry Cavill teased in February 2021 that he was apparently associated with some sort of Mass Effect project, but it was not clear what. Could the man who plays Geralt of Rivia, the infamous Witcher, also be Commander Shepard?
Have there been no rumors of one Mass effect TV series before?
Yes. In February 2021, fans got busy deciphering an image from Henry Cavill’s Instagram that apparently shows a blurred version of a script. After running the graphics through digital editing software, some businesses believe that Witcher actor read a transcript of the Wikipedia post for Mass Effect 3.
These new revelations add some weight to the previous speculation, but fans may want to control their expectations before bursting with excitement. After all, just because Cavill might have read materials that are relevant to Mass effect, it does not guarantee that he will be part of the project when and if it finally debuts. Much can change in the early production of any Hollywood project, so we encourage readers to keep an open mind.
Beyond that speculation, there is no doubt that the timing seems more than a little kismet for both Amazon and EA. After Prime’s The wheel of time winner, EA also enjoys the fruits of a successful launch of Mass Effect Legendary Edition in May 2021. As mentioned above, its developers at BioWare are also working hard on a new one Mass effect games too. There is no doubt that EA still sees value in Mass effect brand over the next few years, so it seems like a pretty smart idea to give the green light to a custom TV series with a strong partner like Amazon.