Horizon Netflix TV Series Reportedly Begins Filming Soon

Netflix’s live-action adaptation of PlayStation’s Horizon franchise is set to begin filming soon enough. Just a month ago, it was announced that Sony was pursuing a Netflix adaptation of the beloved game series. Despite only having two games, the sci-fi RPG franchise has been a massive hit for PlayStation. Guerilla moved away from the Killzone series to make Horizon Zero Dawn which generated huge sales and positive reception from fans and critics. Demand for a sequel grew pretty quickly and Sony was able to position itself Forbidden Horizon West as one of the first great games for the PlayStation 5. Now PlayStation is also championing Horizon: The Call of the Mountain as the flagship title of PlayStation VR2.

That said, it makes sense that Sony is trying to capitalize on IP by extending it beyond gaming. According to The Ronin, the Horizon TV series, which would have been titled Horizon 2074, is set to begin filming in Toronto in August. The show is also set to wrap production in March 2023, so it’s possible the show will be ready for holiday 2023 or early 2024. There’s little to no official information regarding the show, but insider Jeff Grubb said the show will essentially serve as a prequel. for games and showing humanity before its collapse. That would mean the show takes place hundreds of years before the games and gives Netflix the freedom to do a lot of experimental stuff with it. It’s likely that we’ll get casting details, official plot information, and more details in the coming weeks before filming on the series begins. Of course, that hasn’t been officially announced, so it’s possible the series won’t be filming any time soon, so fans should take that with a grain of salt.

PlayStation has expanded a number of its franchises outside of gaming. Gran Turismo is getting a movie from director Neill Blomkamp in 2023, HBO is adapting The last of us with the aim of releasing it next year, and Amazon is working on an adaptation of God of War. There’s a lot going on with PlayStation and if it all turns out to be a success, it probably won’t be the end of more PlayStation movies and shows.

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