Variety report that the World of Darkness, the setting for Mage, Vampire and Werewolf, is getting both TV and movies.
Hivemind, the company behind The Witcher and The Expansive, with writer-producers Eric Heisserer (“Shadow and Bone”) and Christine Boylan (“The Punisher”) are at the helm.
Boylan told the press;
The World of Darkness story universe is deliberately and unapologetically inclusive and diverse. It has always made a point of including equal gendered characters, protagonists and antagonists of every race, and representation of all creeds — bringing a female and diverse audience to gaming like nothing prior. Its games and fandom are a place where women, POC, and the LGBTQI community feel welcome and we are very proud to bring these stories to life.”
While Hivemind is developing the new shows, there’s no distribution deal in place yet. We’re told there are plans to make announcements around the specific titles within the year, and we’ll likely get the details of the necessary distribution deals at that point.
Netflix’s Shadow and Bone is doing well, of which Heisserer is exec producer and showrunner for, and it’s a good time to pitch his next project.
Wizards of the Coast have The Falcon and The Winter Soldier scribe Derek Kolstad currently helping to pitch the D&D TV series, World of Darkness collaborator Onyx Path Publishing have a Scion TV series coming and Netflix has a hugely expensive Lord of the Rings prequel about to air. It’s a busy time.
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