Electronic Arts and DICE’s Battlefield video game franchise has just been optioned by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content for the development of a television series. Anonymous Content is most well-known for their past TV projects like Mr. Robot and True Detective.
Ashley Zalta, who works at Anonymous Content, and Michael Sugar, a 2016 Academy Award winner, will be the show’s executive producers.
The Battlefield games are set in many different time periods, with the upcoming game taking place in World War I. While the companies haven’t said what they’ll be focusing on for the TV series, the President of Paramount TV Amy Powell said, “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.”
Sugar also focused on Battlefield’s storytelling. “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.”