A live-action Dungeons & Dragons series is coming to Paramount+

In a single phrase: If you happen to’re trying ahead to the upcoming theatrical launch of Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, then you definitely’ll be happy to listen to that Paramount has simply agreed to deliver a live-action D&D collection to the small display through its streaming service. The pilot is in very early manufacturing, with Rawson Marshall Thurber writing and directing.

Deadline is reporting that Paramount+ has gained a bid to supply a TV collection primarily based on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise. The streaming service has partnered with Leisure One (eOne) on the challenge and tapped Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story director Rawson Marshall Thurber to jot down and direct the pilot.

Manufacturing firm eOne purchased the idea in November. Competitors to get the present was fierce, with Paramount finally getting the best (undisclosed) bid. It appears to be like like Paramount and eOne are doubling down on the D&D franchise though their co-produced full-length movie adaptation, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Amongst Thieves, would not hit theaters till March 31.

Dungeons & Dragons mental property proprietor Hasbro acquired eOne in 2019 with obvious aspirations to adapt a few of its properties for tv. World Television President Michael Lombardo’s imaginative and prescient is for the collection to be only the start of a complete live-action D&D cinematic universe, with different “scripted and unscripted” exhibits and flicks but to be introduced.

The producers have not pitched the collection but, however seeing Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson’s identify come up would not be stunning. Thurber labored with Johnson on his final three movies, Crimson Uncover, Skyscraper and Central Intelligence. Nonetheless, Thurber’s temporary resume displaying that he has solely directed six movies between 2004 and 2021 leaves doubts in regards to the high quality of the manufacturing. Thurber’s six movies acquired mediocre evaluations from critics and viewers. Nonetheless, Crimson Uncover reportedly broke Netflix viewership information, and Thurber has already signed on for a sequel.

One factor the present does have going for it’s the revival of curiosity in tabletop D&D video games sparked primarily by its use as a featured prop/theme within the well-liked Netflix hit Stranger Points. What was as soon as a geeky, albeit enjoyable, recreation performed in our mother’s basement is now a classy pastime with podcasts, web sites, livestreamed classes, and non-game merchandise devoted to the model. Maybe that momentum will likely be sufficient to propel the collection to success. A powerful field workplace efficiency for Honor Amongst Thieves would additionally assist.