Tessa Thompson to executive produce adaptation of The Left Right Game podcast. Amazon won the screen rights to the QCode mystery sci-fi podcast in a seven-figure deal.
Emma Tammi directed the podcast and Jack Anderson wrote it based on his online blog of the same name. The ten-part series follows an idealistic journalist (Thompson) as she tries to make a name for herself by following a group of paranormal explorers. The explorers are obsessed with the Left/Right Game which is seen as a seemingly harmless pastime. Her journey takes her into a world of the supernatural that she and the other members of her expedition can’t handle. Or survive.
Others who voiced the cast included Aml Ameen, W. Earl Brown, Dayo Okeniyi, and Inanna Sarkis.
Anderson will return to pen the adaptation as well as he will serve as an executive producer.
Also executive producing alongside Thompson and Andersen are Automatik’s Brian Kavanaugh-Jones, Fred Berger and Justin Levy and QCode’s Rob Herting and David Henning.
This will be the second time a QCode podcast has been acquired for an adaptation. First it was Carrier podcast and now The Left Right Game podcast. The first was the sci-fi thriller Carrier which Amblin acquired the rights. Amblin will adapt it into a feature film with Cynthia Erivo set to reprise her role from the podcast of the same name.
Originally read on Deadline.