After managing to solve a series of weird puzzles before all of the traditional TV networks could, Hulu has won the rights to Legendary Entertainment’s adaptation of classic CD-ROM game Myst. That comes from Deadline, which says Hulu has given Myst a “script-to-series commitment,” which means that if it likes the script—being written by Divergent’s Evan Daugherty—the show will go straight to a series order. If Hulu doesn’t like the script, the Myst show will be trapped forever in a color-coded book. (That’s a Myst reference.)
The game version of Myst was created by brothers Rand and Robyn Miller, and it was first released in 1993. It tasks the player with navigating a mysterious island in a first-person view and solving puzzles that flesh out the backstory of the island and various magical worlds. It doesn’t make much sense as a TV show from a gameplay standpoint, but it could easily fill a Lost-like hole for some people if it focuses primarily on the story and its mysteriousness.