The Classic Arcade Game GALAGA is Being Developed Into a TV Series By Roberto Orci
In 2981 Bandi Namco released space invader shooting game called Galaga. In the game, players would have to blast and destroy waves of aliens flying in formation all over the screen. Like many of you, I have some fond memories of playing this game in the local arcade. Now this game is being adapted into a TV series called Galaga Chronicles and it will be developed by screenwriter and producer Roberto Orci (Star Trek, Cowboys and Aliens, Fringe).
The series will be produced and developed by the digital studio The Nuttery Entertainment and animation studio ShadowMachine (BoJack Horseman, Robot Chicken). Orci is said to help shape the universe for the show and will serve as an executive producer. When talking about the series Orci said:
"Galaga’ is one of the games I played growing up. I have fond memories of the quarters and hours upon hours I spent playing the game. I look forward to working with The Nuttery and to capture that magic in an exciting new format."
The Nuttery CEO Magnus Jansson had this to say in a statement:
"We couldn’t be more stoked to have this level of creativity and craftsmanship on board our space adventure. Roberto’s incredible sense of story and science fiction mastery and ShadowMachine’s excellent animation and design chops have already elevated the project to the next level. I think we are sitting on an amazing origin story for ‘Galaga’ that will not disappoint fans of the game, or of science fiction in general."
Sounds like they have some big and ambitious plans for the series and I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. Galaga Chronicles is expected to debut in late 2019/early 2020 with a 12-episode run.