Dungeons & Dragon is set to make its splash on the big screen this year with the upcoming film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. The project comes as Hollywood is setting their eyes on making more film and TV projects based on beloved games from the past decades.
However, the upcoming film won't just be Dungeons & Dragons' leeway into the live-action screen as it was reported some time ago that a live-action series based on the game was also in development. Now, it looks like the project is officially happening as they finally found a home.
Deadline has confirmed that the Dungeons & Dragons live-action series is coming to Paramount+ with a straight-to-series order for an eight-episode first season. Red Notice director Rawson Marshall Thurber wrote the pilot and will direct the first episode.
eOne and Paramount Pictures will be partnering on the project just like in Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves. It is expected to be the studio's largest-scope TV project ever as they are planning to launch a Dungeons & Dragons universe that will span multiple scripted and unscripted shows.
The series was shopped in multiple outlets around November before it ended up landing on Paramount+, a streamer that is currently ramping up its service into a bigger platform and is expected to be the future home of the upcoming film since it's also a Paramount release.
The Dungeons & Dragons live-action series will be joining the Halo series on Paramount+, the other show on the streamer that is also based on a beloved game and has also become successful that resulting in a resurgence of video game adaptations that we've been seeing today.
So far, the plot details regarding the live-action series are currently unknown, or whether it will have some connection to the upcoming film considering that they are all part of the same property. Nevertheless, this should excite fans who have been looking forward to seeing the game expand into the screens.