Paramount Television and production company Anonymous Content have announced a deal with Electronic Arts for a Battlefield TV show.
Paramount and Anonymous Content have been behind shows including Legbreakers and the Netflix series, Thirteen Reasons Why. This is the first time they will attempt a video game adaptation.
The announcement on the DICE website confirms that 2016 Academy Award winner Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta from Anonymous Content will serve as executive producers.
Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV said
Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming. 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.
Michael Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content added
Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation. 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.
Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President, EA said
Battlefield is one of the most loved properties among our players. We are thrilled that Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will look to introduce fans to Battlefield through a new medium.
There is no word on which, if any, of the games titles the Battlefield TV show will cover. Perhaps a time shifting approach so all of the Battlefield games can be included?