I think Felicia Day just might like crazy costumes. But I’m sure the gaming fans out there certainly won’t mind.
After all, it was revealed today that Felicia Day herself is going to be in an upcoming web series called Dragon Age: Redemption, based on the game Dragon Age. Felicia Day plays Tallis, an assassin, who is on a quest to find a renegade magician — and along the way finds her own band of allies.
To be honest, I’m a little out of my element. I’ve never played Dragon Age, but I knew friends that did. I know how that sounds. It’s kinda like I want to be a role-playing gamer wannabe. It’s not that I necessarily want to be in the world of Dragon Age, but the fact that Felicia Day wrote this new series and had people like with Peter Winther (Independence Day associate producer) as director and John Bartley (Lost) as cinematographer, it certainly has a lot in its favor. I’m also a large supporter of web series, since they have interesting freedoms — and challenges — in such a different medium. Add in Felicia as an actress herself, and well, it’s definitely intriguing.
Plus, if The Guild tells us anything, it should certainly be fun to watch.
But if you’re particularly worried what adaptation can do to a cult favorite, well, Felicia has that under control, too.
A life-long game player, Day is fully aware they have a poor track record when it comes to adaptation. “I am an organic gamer and I love games, and I particularly love this franchise,” she says. “I put every single effort into making this something that gamers will be proud of. Even though we were constrained a lot as a Web series, none of the people who were involved took that as a constraint. They took that as a challenge.”
Personally, I think it’s worth checking out. But what about you? Any of you fans out there of Felicia or the game that can share some predictions?
The series should hit the web sometime this year. Will you be watching?
*image from USA Today and Tallis Productions