There are plenty of movies and TV shows that have featured Parkour or freerunning in them. Take for example at the start of Casino Royale where we see James Bond chase a bad guy who managed to give Bond a run for his money through his various freerunning antics. For those who didn’t know, he was played by Sébastien Foucan who is the founder of freerunning and who also helped develop Parkour.
In case that wasn’t enough, we could soon be getting an entire TV series based on that. According to a report from Deadline, it seems that the Endemol Shine Studios has recently acquired the rights to produce a TV series based around the Mirror’s Edge video game franchise, whose sequel Mirror’s Edge Catalyst is due for a release very soon.
According to Sharon Hall, President of Endemol Shine Studios, “We clearly see Mirror’s Edge as a franchise for the global TV audience. It has a strong female protagonist, a wildly rabid fan base and a worldwide brand that Electronic Arts and EA DICE have done an amazing job establishing.” At this point it’s probably too early to get the details about the show.
There is also no word on who will be casted as Faith, the protagonist of the game (and presumably the show), or when it will be released. However seeing as video games don’t necessarily translate well on screen, we’ll be keeping our expectations low for now.