Paramount maakt serie van game Battlefield

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BattlefieldParamount Television en Anonymous Content hebben de tv-rechten van de populaire gamereeks Battlefield gekocht van DICE, een studio van Electronic Arts Inc. Michael Sugar en Ashley Zalta zullen dienst doen als uitvoerend producenten.

De Battlefield-games zijn door de jaren heen erg goed ontvangen door zowel critici als spelers. Sinds de release van het eerste spel in 2002 hebben meer dan 60 miljoen mensen wereldwijd de verschillende spellen gespeeld. Amy Powell, President van Paramount TV zei:

“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 van Anonymous Content zei:

“’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.”

Executive Vice President van EA Patrick Söderlund voegde toe:

“’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.”

Anonymous Content was de laatste jaren medeverantwoordelijk voor tv-series als Mr. Robot en True Detective.

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