A New S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Emerges, As a Television Pilot

It appears the next step for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. is to jump to the small screen--as a television show, that is.

Completely self-funded by game developers GSC Game World (via Kotaku), production for the show has only yielded a pilot episode.

That episode, which is where the trailer above took all its bleak looking clips, is currently being shopped around to Russian and Ukrainian networks with hopes of developing a full television series. According to GSC, if successful, the developer is "interested in licensing the distribution rights to other territories, such as Western Europe, North America etc."

The S.T.A.L.K.E.R. video game series is loosely based on the 1979 film Stalker and 1972's Roadside Picnic, a sci-fi novella by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky. It's a good read, by the way.

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