Mass Effect series will probably come to fruition. It is hard to predict how his official announcement will be received by ordinary recipients or fans of the BioWare brand, because we currently do not know any details. However, I would like its creators to distance themselves from the main characters known from video games.
Science fiction series is like medicine. Netflix has hardly any of them (and if there are any of them on the platform (e.g. Lost in space), they are far from the biggest blockbusters), on HBO you will not find anything interesting in this subject, and Amazon Prime has just finished the hit The Expanse 10 December, when the sixth, final production season was made available.
Amazon on the attack?
The network has been honking for several months that one of the corporations would like to try to create a series in a universe created from scratch by BioWare – here we are talking about the best-selling Mass Effect series, which returned to the mouths of most players after the successful premiere of Mass Effect: Legendary Edition . It is said that Amazon Studios has recently been trying to talk to Electronic Arts – the company that owns the rights to this brand – while presenting some ideas for a possible adaptation / adaptation.
It would be a bull’s-eye for people who are paying for an Amazon Prime Video subscription and are fans of science fiction at the same time. Since The Expanse has already ended (and it goes without saying that it is one of the most popular series on this platform), the authorities will want to shoot something similar. Encouraging people in love with the Mass Effect brand to its offer – and there aren’t many of them, because the BioWare series is extremely popular – Amazon would kill two birds with one stone.
Henry Cavill as the first human-specter?
Assuming that the cooperation on the Amazon – Electronic Arts line will take a blush and ultimately result in a series, you must first consider its basic elements. I mean mainly the script and the actors themselves. We already know a bit about the latter – all thanks to the British who likes to show off what he is currently working on.
It is already known that one of the main roles was played by Henry Cavill, who a few months ago, thanks to an ambiguous post published on social media, was getting ready to play a mysterious scene. His snippet card featured words like “Cerberus,” The Reaper, “Geth.” Anyone who has played Mass Effect knows exactly what it’s about.
Looking at how much the British actor raises the level of The Witcher on Netflix series, casting him as one of the main characters (maybe Amazon even thinks of him as a person who could play Commander Shepard?), Would not be a bad idea. Henry Cavill has enormous enthusiasm and a desire to strive for perfection, and in addition, he completed the Mass Effect trilogy, which would greatly help him find himself in this universe.
It would be better without Shepard, Garrus or Tali …
Moving on to another important point – I cannot imagine the Mass Effect series that would present another story of Commander Shepard, plots shown in video games, or the youth of the first human specter. I feel like it would just go wrong, and dear Shepard, Garrus, Wrex, Tali or even Miranda I wouldn’t remember as well as I do now. Strictly sticking to the characters in the BioWare trilogy cannot be successful, because we would probably witness such situations in which the most faithful fans of The Witcher are now, unable to understand how the writers could kill this character or completely change its character, thus significantly diverging from the source material .
A possible sci-fi production from Amazon should tell a new story and it would be best if it was a solid prequel. So far, we have not received any solid narrative more broadly about the First Contact War. Apart from comic books, which in the end made the story shallow, not using its full potential. It would be good to look at the conflict between humans and turians (after all, this race of aliens would not be as difficult to reproduce as, for example, krogans or salarians) and find out what influence, for example, grandfather Ashley Williams, whom her companion mentioned in ME1, had on the events of the past.
Such references would be the icing on the cake for all fans of the brand. Depending on the acceptance of the production and the plans for the number of seasons themselves, the plot could end with getting to know Saren Arterius. The antagonist harbored a tremendous hatred for people precisely because of the First Contact War, so ending the story from the big screen could be a great prologue for the Mass Effect trilogy. In that case, everyone would benefit from it.
One could wait and think about the plot and the actors endlessly. As I mentioned in the paragraphs above – this series has great potential and would probably be well received, but its producers must remember one thing: the abandonment of the characters who played the first roles in the trilogy created by BioWare. There is a high probability that they would be badly received by viewers, and this – after the situation with the second season of The Witcher – nobody would want.