Life Is Strange: Shawn Mendes To Executive Produce And Oversee Music For Series Adaptation Of Video Game Series

The Hollywood Reporter is exclusively reporting that Shawn Mendes and his partner at Permanent Content, Andrew Gertler, have signed up to executive produce and oversee music for the series adaptation of the Square Enix video game series Life Is Strange at Legendary.

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Legendary acquired the rights to Life Is Strange back in 2016, a year after the first game was released, centring on Max Caulfield, a high school senior who discovers that she can rewind time while saving her Chloe Price.The pair soon find themselves investigating the mysterious disappearance of fellow student Rachel Amber, which uncovers a dark side to life in their small town of Arcadia Bay.

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Since Legendary acquired the rights in 2016 when it was just one game, there has been a few that have been released within the Life Is Strange universe, such as Life Is Strange: Before The Storm (released in 2017) serving as a prequel to the original game, Life Is Strange 2 (released in 2018) and the upcoming Life Is Strange: True Colors (set for release this year). There is also a comic book series that is set after the events of the original game that’s still running today written by Emma Vieceli.

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The report also states that another production banner has joined development and that is Anonymous Content, which have produced television series such as The OA, 13 Reasons Why, True Detective and The Alienist. The series is being developed by Legendary Television and dj2 Entertainment. Joy Gorman Wettels and Zack Hayden will serve as executive producers for Anonymous, with dj2’s Dmitri M. Johnson, Howard Bliss and Dan Jevons also executive producing.

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It will be interesting to see what route Legendary will go with this. Will the series be based on Max and Chloe solely for the long haul? Or will it serve as an anthology series with different characters each season?