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Amazon turns to fantasy: ‘Mass Effect’, among the series that will try to prolong the success of ‘The wheel of time’

One of the most prestigious and popular video games in recent years has found its way into Amazon Prime Video. He does so after the newly released ‘The Wheel of Time’ has met with considerable success.: It is the best premiere of the year and one of the five best in the history of the platform, has confirmed a Deadline Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. Specifically, “tens and tens of millions of viewings” in countries such as the United States, Germany, India, Brazil, Canada and France.

This success has an immediate consequence: Amazon Prime Video has seen that there is an inexhaustible source of success in the fantasy genre. “You will continue to see us invest in all kinds of aspects of the fantastic. We have a genre-focused team at Amazon Studios, working tirelessly with our creative partners, “says Salke.

‘Mass Effect’, among the next projects

Although she has been tremendously sparing when it comes to giving details, Among the projects that Amazon Prime Video wants to develop within this field is ‘Mass Effect’, Bioware’s space RPG. Amazon and EA have been in talks for a long time, and the company believes it is a good idea: Marc Walters, director of ‘Mass Effect: Legendary Edition’, revealed that there have already been attempts to bring ‘Mass Effect’ to film and television. Walters stated that to “tell a story as extensive as ‘Mass Effect’, television is the form. It is a narrative that fits naturally with the episodic content.”

‘Mass Effect’ thus adds to Amazon’s clear commitment to the genre, whose most anticipated incarnation is undoubtedly ‘The Lord of the Rings’, which will hit the screens in September 2022 in the form of a prequel. With an exorbitant budget and the firm intention of becoming Amazon’s ‘Game of Thrones’, the series will undoubtedly mark fantastic television next year.

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