Netflix pulls the plug on Horizon Zero Dawn TV series - report
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Netflix pulls the plug on Horizon Zero Dawn TV series - report

Jul 04, 2024 8:16 PM

The anticipated Horizon Zero Dawn TV series adaptation at Netflix is reportedly no longer moving forward. This decision stems from allegations of a toxic workplace environment created by The Umbrella Academy showrunner, Steve Blackman. According to Rolling Stone, Blackman, who was set to helm the Horizon project, has been accused of "bullying, manipulative, and retaliatory behavior” by twelve staffers. Despite these accusations, Blackman has denied any wrongdoing. Originally announced in 2022, the series was supposed to feature Aloy, the heroine from the acclaimed video game. With the project now shelved, it is unclear if the series might resurface under a different production team in the future.

What happened to the Horizon Zero Dawn TV series?

The Horizon Zero Dawn TV series has reportedly been canceled due to allegations of a toxic work environment surrounding its showrunner, Steve Blackman.

Horizon Zero Dawn, developed by Guerrilla Games, is a highly acclaimed action RPG set in a post-apocalyptic world overrun by robotic creatures. The game, praised for its rich storytelling and lush visuals, follows Aloy, a young hunter uncovering her past and the mysteries of her world. Initially released for PlayStation 4 in 2017, the game has earned numerous awards and a dedicated fanbase, leading to a sequel titled Horizon Forbidden West. Despite the setback with the Netflix series, the Horizon universe continues to expand through other media, including a sequel and potential future adaptations.

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