We all know that most movie adaptations of videogames suck, but how would a TV series based on a video game fare?
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content look set to have a stab at finding out.
The pair are reportedly joining forces to create a TV series centred around DICE and EA’s Battlefield games. Anonymous Content, incidentally, is the production house behind one of htxt.africa’s favourite show, Mr. Robot.
President at Paramount TV, Amy Powell said in a media statement that Paramount was actively seeking out new content and the first person shooter game franchise seemed to be the perfect fit.
“EA’s Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen,” Powell said.
“Together with EA and Paramount TV, we’ll develop the Battlefield TV series with the same commitment to robust storytelling that has made the game such a runaway success for nearly fifteen years,” Sugar said in a media statement. (We always thought the franchise’s main draw was the multiplayer, but hey -ed.)
Despite searching high and low, this appears to be the first time a game is being adapted into a TV show . Perhaps this will bode well for games entering a purely visual media because no longer would a producer have to cram 20+ hours of story and character development into a two hour romp.
Whether Battlefield will offer anything different from a show like Band of Brothers or The Pacific remains to be seen but our curiosity is definitely piqued.
Do you think that Battlefield – or any other videogame franchise for that matter – could work as a TV Show? What would you like to see from it? And would it include Levolution?
[Source – EA]