Stranger Things and 7 Other Series Telltale Should Be Looking at Next

True Detective

A tale of amazing highs and truly abysmal lows, True Detective was a double whammy that came out of nowhere, showing us that Matthew McConaughey could act and had been hiding it for years, and shocking the world with the revelation that this was actually a mythos story about the King In Yellow and not a cop drama (as it was pretending to be).

Did you know Telltale released both Law and Order and CSI games before hitting the public gaming consciousness with Walking Dead? With a strong precedent on investigative based games featuring police officer leads, it's an obvious fit for this series to get the Telltale makeover with a proper second season.

What's that you say? You think there was already a second season of True Detective? No, I'm sorry, you are mistaken, there wasn't anything of the sort, and it certainly didn't feature Vince Vaughn uttering jaw-droppingly bad dialog such as "It's like blue balls... for your heart." That was all just a bad dream my friends.

Telltale picking up the series could be a shot at redemption for both this developer's aging engine in need of a massive overhaul, and HBO's stunning ball drop with the follow-up to television's best debut season ever.

Since the show was named after an anthology comic series, there's no reason it couldn't cover totally new mythos or weird fiction territory, but there's plenty of story left to mine from the first season as well. From that silent cop in the dress blues who was clearly part of the cult to the schism between the backwoods practitioners and the high class cultists like Reverend Tuttle, there's a ton of material for players to explore in a Telltale version of the story.

Published Jan. 4th 2017

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