Paramount Gains Option Rights to Battlefield TV Series
“We cannot imagine a better team than Anonymous Content and Paramount for this project.” – Patrick O’Brien, VP of EA Entertainment
Battlefield 1 is set to arrive in October, but in the meantime there appear to be other plans for related content. Paramount Television and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights from DICE to a Battlefield TV series. It’s set to be executive produced by Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta. Many key people involved gave remarks on the deal in this announcement.
“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” said President of Paramount TV Amy Powell. “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 is part of the continuing partnership between Anonymous Content and Paramount TV, the former of which is responsible for hit shows like Mr. Robot and True Detective.
“Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation,” said Anonymous Content partner Michael Sugar. “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.”