Ahh Battlefield… The game you visit when you want to be told by a 10 year old kid that he’s had sexual intercourse with your mother, and how you suck so much you should partaking in the eating of male genitalia…
Ignoring the rather crass verbal abuse that tends to come along with EA’s online first-person shooter, it’s fair to say Battlefield has been a massive hit for the company since it’s first iteration was released in 2002, with over 60 million players worldwide. Now Paramount TV along with Anonymous Content are looking to turn the war based video game into a tv show.
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.” comments President of Paramount TV, Amy Powell. “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 at Anonymous Content, adds “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.”
This is not the first time they have tried brining Battlefield to the TV screen, having stumbled at the pilot stage in 2012 at Fox with Battlefield: Bad Company. As we announced a few weeks ago, EA also have a Mirror’s Edge tv show was in development by Endermol.