Jul 14, 2016 11:20 AM EDT
‘Battlefield’ TV Adaptation In Development At Paramount Television; The Next ‘Game Of Thrones’? [VIDEO]
"Battlefield" videogame is having its own TV adaptation under Paramount Television in cooperation with Anonymous Content, the production behind Mr. Robot and True Detective. Paramount opted for the rights to a TV series more so to inherit "Game Of Thrones"' unexpected worldwide success since it is due for its penultimate season.
The "Battlefield" project will include Academy Award winner Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta as the executive producers, IGN reported.
Being one of the most successful video game franchise since its launch in 2002, it captured the favor of many players since it takes them from World War Two, to the Vietnam war, to futuristic 2020 and travelling back time to World War One with the upcoming "Battlefield" 1 2016 release, Independent wrote. "Battlefield" has wide array of time periods and its lack of established characters returning from one time and place to another the most similar plot with Similar to "Game Of Thrones".
Though it seemed to be the most unlikely choice for a televised narrative adaption, "Battlefield" has wide variety of settings to select from which could give the show's creators the liberty required to do something exciting and interesting and pleasing fans of the upcoming series at the same time. The series is was-themed that may shun sensitive viewers for its potentially sensitive scenes.
That said, Paramount TV President Amy Powell said in a statement that EA's "Battlefield" has a very dynamic narrative, joined with a loyal fan base, which will permit them to carry out this exciting and unique aspect to the small screen, Independent added. Michael Sugar also said that "Battlefield" has a great engaged fan base which made it a highly coveted bit of IP primed for long-form adaptation. He then promised that together with EA and Paramount TV, they will develop the "Battlefield" TV adaptation with the same commitment to vigorous storytelling which made the game such a blockbuster success for nearly fifteen years.
Speaking of fans, "Game Of Thrones" has been followed by fans of the original book series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
There are no available details for "Battlefield" TV series timeline and casting. But most probably it will stay faithful with the videogames' setting and will aim for a dark and resolute atmosphere with faulty and human characters.
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