With the recent announcement that Tetris is being adapted into a sci-fi trilogy, it shouldn't come as a surprise that EA and DICE's Battlefield is also getting the adaptation treatment. But this time into a TV series from Paramount Television and Anonymous Content. Now at this stage it has only been optioned, which means development has yet to begin, but apart from the past, present, or future-war setting there really isn't much to go on.
And Battlefield isn't really known for its cinematic campaigns. An element that the series is still trying to bring up to speed with the bombastic and immensely entertaining multiplayer component. Perhaps that will all change with the upcoming Battlefield 1, which has already garnered a lot of fan support with its World War 1 setting. Who knows, maybe the TV series will end up being set during this time period.
Academy Award winner Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta from Anonymous Content will serve as executive producers.
"Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming," said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. "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."
"'Battlefield' has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation," said Michael Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content. "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."