Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have acquired rights to the Battlefield video-games series with plans to adapt it into a TV series, Variety reports.
Anonymous Content’s Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta will executive produce.
The game, which is developed by Electronic Arts’ EA DICE, debuted in 2002 and has more than 60 million players worldwide. There are 11 games in the video game franchise. Battlefield 1, the latest installment, is set during World War I. Players can pilot zeppelins and man machine guns.
“Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation,” said Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content. “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.”
EA Dice also posted the news to its official Twitter page:
— EA_DICE (@EA_DICE) July 11, 2016
Battlefield becomes the first video game-based project for Paramount TV and Anonymous Content.
The two companies have a first-look deal for scripted TV content. Other projects in the works include Netflix’s Thirteen Reasons Why and TNT’s The Alienist, based on the book.
In 2012, Fox was developing a series based on the Battlefield video game, but it never made it to series.