Paramount Television Options Rights for Battlefield Television Series
With its visceral, high octane action and dedication to a cinematic experience, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the war-time action of the Battlefield series may see its life on the small screen in the future, as a potential television series based on the long-running shooter series is currently being discussed.
In an update from developer DICE, the studio revealed that Paramount Television and production company Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to a TV series based on the Battlefield series, with Academy Award-winner Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta to serve as the executive producers.
This partnership would mark the first television series based on a video game for Paramount Television and Anonymous Content, which previously produced award-winning series such as HBO’s True Detective and USA Networks’ Mr. Robot.
Amy Powell, president of Paramount Television, explained in a statement on the prospects of a Battlefield TV series:
“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.”
Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President of EA also explained in a statement on the collaboration with Paramount/Anonymous Content that “Battlefield is one of the most loved properties among our players,” adding that “we are thrilled that Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will look to introduce fans to Battlefield through a new medium.”
The next release from the Battlefield series will be the upcoming World War I-era Battlefield 1, which releases for PS4, Xbox One, and PC on October 21st, 2016.