EA and DICE’s Battlefield is looking to win the hearts of TV watchers as well as the gaming crowd with intentions to launch a TV show. Yep, the 64 player online multiplayer shooter wants to keep you on the edge of your seat each week with tales about soldiers, and possible plot twists.
The project is being developed in collaboration with Anonymous Content, who work with TV and film. Some of their work includes True Detectives, and Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.
“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. “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. We look forward to working with EA and Anonymous Content and thank Michael Sugar for his tenacity in bringing us this exciting project.”
“Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation,” said Michael 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.”
I would firstly be curious to know what aspect of Battlefield they are going for. If it’s Battlefield Hardline, the cops vs robbers spin-off, then it’s just like any other cop show. If it’s going to follow the Bad Company crew of Sweetwater, Haggard and co, it could be a hilarious take on Tropic Thunder from 2008. We shall see, but I won’t get too excited just yet myself.