The Mass Effect trilogy represents the pinnacle of BioWare’s RPG cinematic style, even a decade after the trilogy ended. So it’s no surprise that some people want to make it into a movie or series at some point. Amazon Studios managed to get the rights in late 2021, and while details are pretty scarce so far since the project hasn’t even been approved yet, we scanned the surface of every planet in the range for any details we could find.
When does the Mass Effect TV show air?
Unfortunately, it may be a while before we get an answer to this question. While Amazon has the rights, we haven’t seen any indication that they’re moving into pre-production. There are no directors or actors. We don’t even have definitive confirmation that the show is going on. Sometimes studios acquire franchises and hold them long term.
If I were to speculate, I would say 2025 at the earliest. Even if they start ramping up production right away, such an ambitious thing will take a long time to get right.
What will the Mass Effect TV series be about?
Now you may have to get used to the answer: we just don’t know. However, I would probably bet on seeing familiar characters like Commander Shepard, Garrus Vakarian, and the Reaper. They are well known to gaming fans, and seeing their prospects on a reality show draws a lot of viewers.
There’s a good chance the show will focus on different eras or different parts of the universe, but I’d be a little surprised to know how these studios work.
Is Henry Cavill in the Mass Effect TV series?
There is no confirmation yet. The actor, known for his passion for all things nerdy, has expressed interest. Talk to our friends at GamesRadar, he said he “loved” the Mass Effect trilogy. On potentially taking on an important role, he said, “It’s very important, yes, it all depends on how they execute it.”
He’s already playing Geralt The Witcher Series, another of PC gaming’s most recognizable heroes, and a popular fan cast for the male Commander Shepard. I’d rather watch a series featuring FemShep, but Cavill’s passion for source material will make him a natural fit for any number of other parts.
Will Mass Effect TV series be live-action?
Tell me: we’re not sure. But most likely, given that Amazon’s other recent adaptations like The Wheel of Time and The Lord of the Rings: Ring of Power have taken this approach. Besides, a CG-animated Mass Effect show is like playing a game, and doesn’t need to do any of the fun part, doesn’t it?