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Netflix Announces Film Adaptation of Werewolves of Thiercelieux
Netflix has announced a surprising addition to its stream of adaptations – a film based on the popular board game, Werewolves of Thiercelieux (Werewolves of Millers Hollow). The platform’s Twitter account dropped the news on May 12, stating, “The village is falling asleep… We are preparing a feature film adaptation of the iconic game of Werewolves of Thiercelieux. Coming soon!” However, no further details have been released.
Les Loups Garous de Thiercelieux (Werewolves of Thiercelieux) is a classic party game that can be played with a minimum of six players. The game involves a lot of lying and betrayal and is set in a small village under attack from werewolves. Each player assumes a secret role, belonging to one of two factions: the villagers or the werewolves. The wolves know each other, so it is up to the villagers to unmask them using their intuition. One player serves as the game master and tells the story that punctuates the game. The objective of the werewolves is to eat all the villagers, while the latter must identify and kill the werewolves before it is too late. During the night, the wolves target a player for devouring, while during the day, the villagers debate to identify the guilty party who will be killed.
It will be interesting to see how Netflix adapts this plot into a feature film. Fans of the game are eagerly awaiting more information about the upcoming release.
Since the popularity of Werewolves of Thiercelieux, several video games inspired by the board game have emerged. Among Us, developed by InnerSloth, involves a handful of players aboard a spaceship. One of the participants is an impostor tasked with killing the rest of the crew. In 2021, the Japanese studio Petit Depotto released Gnosia, a solo deduction visual novel that also takes place in a spaceship. In this game, an alien creature named Gnosia has taken on the appearance of one of the crew members, and the player must identify and put the alien in stasis. Gnosia was rated 17/20 by critics.