It was announced at the Science ADV Live S;G 1010th Anniversary event that 5pb and Nitroplus’ visual novel Steins;Gate will be receiving a live-action television series. Skydance Media will be behind the adaptation which means that this is being produced for U.S. audiences. The studio is previously responsible for shows such as Altered Carbon, Grace and Frankie, and Terminator: Dark Fate.

Beyond this, no information is known about the show other than it is “coming soon.” How soon remains to be seen. No information on story, cast, or other important details have been revealed at this time.

Steins;Gate received a television anime adaption in 2011, spanning 24 episodes. It was then followed up with a 1-episode OVA, a sequel movie, and then Steins;Gate 0, which takes place in another timeline that explains how the ending to the first series came about.

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MyAnimeList.net describes the series as follows:

The self-proclaimed mad scientist Rintarou Okabe rents out a room in a rickety old building in Akihabara, where he indulges himself in his hobby of inventing prospective “future gadgets” with fellow lab members: Mayuri Shiina, his air-headed childhood friend, and Hashida Itaru, a perverted hacker nicknamed “Daru.” The three pass the time by tinkering with their most promising contraption yet, a machine dubbed the “Phone Microwave,” which performs the strange function of morphing bananas into piles of green gel.

Though miraculous in itself, the phenomenon doesn’t provide anything concrete in Okabe’s search for a scientific breakthrough; that is, until the lab members are spurred into action by a string of mysterious happenings before stumbling upon an unexpected success—the Phone Microwave can send emails to the past, altering the flow of history.

Adapted from the critically acclaimed visual novel by 5pb. and Nitroplus, Steins;Gate takes Okabe through the depths of scientific theory and practicality. Forced across the diverging threads of past and present, Okabe must shoulder the burdens that come with holding the key to the realm of time.

Source: Crunchyroll, MyAnimeList

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