In recent weeks, Hulu has nabbed exclusive streaming rights to The Walking Dead, as well as all 180 episodes of Seinfeld. Turning their attention back to growing their original programming slate, Hulu just landed the rights to Legendary Entertainment’s adaptation of the video game Myst.
According to Deadline, the project is being written by Divergent‘s Evan Daugherty, and it would follow a storyline inspired by the puzzling events from the game:
Written by Daugherty, Myst blends elements of science fiction and fantasy. It will explore the origins of the island of Myst from the game where a man wakes up on a mystery island with absolutely no idea who he is, where [he] is, or how he got there.
Myst was created by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller and first hit shelves back in 1993. The game put the player in a first-person perspective as they navigated a strange island to solve puzzles, which gave backstory on the island and expanded the story into other magical realms.
Based solely on the gameplay aspect, a TV series idea seems a bit far-fetched. However, the show’s mysterious island angle could be exactly what television has been waiting for since Lost ended five years ago.