With the Chris Pine-starring Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves film right around the corner, it appears Paramount remains firmly in the DnD franchise for future live-action projects. According to a new report by Deadline, a live-action series based on the Dungeons & Dragons series is officially in the works at Paramount+.
Red Notice writer and director Rawson Marshall Thurber penned the script for the pilot and will also direct the first episode of the series. Paramount+ has greenlit an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for the upcoming project. Per the initial report, the new series has no connection to the upcoming film or the original film trilogy from the early 2000s.
First published in 1974, Dungeons & Dragons is a fantasy tabletop role-playing game. Within the game, each player creates their own character to solve dilemmas, engage in battles, and gather treasure and knowledge. Additionally, the game is featured in shows like Stranger Things and Community. Worldwide, the game has grossed more than $1 billion in book and equipment sales with an estimated 20 million people in the community.
The new Dungeons & Dragons series joins the likes of Halo as a new live-action adaptation of a beloved game series. Across various streaming platforms like HBO, Peacock, and Netflix, projects like The Last of Us, Twisted Metal, and Bioshock are in various forms of production. The news follows a report from 2021 that Hasbro and eOne are actively developing film and TV projects based on their properties like Power Rangers, Guess Who?, and Clue.
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