The Horizon Zero Dawn Netflix Series Has Reportedly Come To A Halt

After allegations against its showrunner.

It looks like production of PlayStation and Netflix’ upcoming TV series adaptation of the Horizon games has come to a halt, in the midst of a wider story of allegations toward showrunner Steve Blackman.

Rolling Stone reported on a significant HR complaint put forward by twelve staff, who claim that Blackman had fostered a hostile workplace through ‘toxic, bullying, manipulative and retaliatory behaviour.”

Blackman, who had been named showrunner on the Horizon Zero Dawn series when it was revealed back in 2022, has called these claims ‘entirely untrue’ and ‘completely absurd’ in the face of some fairly damning and comprehensive reporting by Rolling Stone.

And now, in the time since the initial reporting, the article’s author Cheyenne Roundtree has also revealed Rolling Stone was informed that Horizon Zero Dawn, along with another show, are no longer moving forward at Netflix.

“Horizon Zero Dawn is an exceptionally well-crafted game with wonderful characters not often seen in the rank-and-file of the gaming world,” Blackman had said when the Netflix show was announced. “Guerrilla Games has created an incredibly lush and vivid world of man and machine who find themselves on a collision course to oblivion.

RELATED:  PlayStation Shapes Is A New Line Of Official Collectible Figures And It's Coming To Australia

“Their salvation comes in the form of a young female warrior named Aloy, who has no idea she’s the key to saving the world. Suffice it to say, yes, Aloy will be a main character in our story. My writing partner on this, Michelle Lovretta, and I are thrilled to be able to expand this remarkable IP into a series for all types of viewers.”

It’s hard to believe that PlayStation will give up on seeing the Horizon series come to fruition, especially as it bets big on enriching its most prolific properties through movie and TV adaptations and cross-platform efforts like LEGO Horizon Adventures, so there’s every chance we’ll still see the show materialise whether at Netflix or elsewhere – just hopefully under better circumstances.