Google taking augmented reality game 'Ingress' to TV

Google and its video game studio, Niantic Labs, are adding another layer to their augmented reality app, Ingress, by bringing it to TV, The Information reports. In Ingress, players travel -- in physical reality -- to marked locations called "portals," and they hack and defend those positions using iOS and Android devices, including Android Wear. It's a lot of mystery, stealth and geolocation wrapped in a sci-fi vibe, and players are meant to feel like operatives in world-changing missions. Plus, the app has been downloaded more than 10 million times since launching in 2012. Yeah, that sounds like it could make for a fairly entertaining TV show.

The Information says that Google and Niantic are working with Sean Daniel Co., the production company responsible for The Mummy film franchise and a new series heading to SyFy called The Expanse. Google hasn't pitched anything to networks and it hasn't appointed a showrunner, according to the report, so it seems like things are in early stages. We've reached out to Google for more information.