The developers over at Remedy have explained on numerous occasions that they modeled their upcoming adventure thriller Alan Wake after such popular television shows as Lost and Twin Peaks. Not content to keep these similarities strictly in the structural/tonal realm, Remedy and Microsoft have announced the release of a six-part, live-action prequel to the game that will debut on Xbox Live on April 25.
“Bright Falls” will set the stage for the events of Alan Wake and will take most of its creepy and unsettling cues from the structure and design of the game as well. The series was directed by Philip Van, a regular on the major film festival circuit, and will star Tom Noonan (Damages) and Cooper Huckabee (True Blood).
Xbox Live Gold subscribers will be able to check out the first two episodes on April 25, while Silver subscribers can watch them on April 26. They will then be available on BrightFalls.com on April 27. Fans can expect a new episode each week, with the final two episodes airing on May 17, a day before the game goes on sale.
Like everyone, I’ve been waiting anxiously for Alan Wake for a long time (and that teaser trailer is rather nice), so I’m definitely in for “Bright Falls.”
Will you be tuning in?