The popular “Battlefield” video game franchise has officially been optioned to become a television series! The series was optioned by Paramount Television and Anonymous Content from DICE, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio.
The award-winning game series has amassed more than 60 million players worldwide since debuting in 2002, and the franchise continues to boast highly-engaged audiences across its catalogue titles.
“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.”
Michael Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content said,
“’Battlefield’ has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation. 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.”
Patrick Söderlund, Executive Vice President, EA added,
“’Battlefield’ is one of the most loved properties among our players. We are thrilled that Anonymous Content and Paramount TV will look to introduce fans to ‘Battlefield’ through a new medium.”
Sugar and Ashley Zalta from Anonymous Content will serve as executive producers. There is no word on an anticipated release date or a plot for the series.