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Paramount Is Working On A Battlefield Television Show

by Blake Hester on Jul 11, 2016 at 07:40 AM

Paramount Television and production company Anonymous Content have announced a partnership with EA. They are currently optioning the rights for a Battlefield television show.

The show, which is assumably very early in its conceptual stage, marks the first time both Paramount and Anonymous have dipped their toes into video game content. Other projects by the team include Legbreakers, written by Trainspotting author Irvine Welsh, and the Netflix series, Thirteen Reasons Why.

In a press release announcing the deal, Anonymous' Michael Sugar and Paramount Television President Amy Powell cite Battlefield's long-running, dedicated fanbase as "making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation." No news has currently been given about the show's plot, era, or talent.

For more on the upcoming Battlefield game, Battlefield 1, make sure to check out our preview.

Our Take
There's a lot of renewed interest in the Battlefield franchise after the well-received announcement of Battlefield 1. It'll be interesting to see how and if this television show can capitalize on that interest, all the while delivering its own take on the series.