Battlefield franchise heading to the small screen as Paramount options rights for new TV series

Mark Coppock

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EA’s Battlefield franchise is one of the most popular and successful first-person shooter series in all of gaming history. It’s no doubt, then that two players in TV production, Paramount and Anonymous Content, are looking to leverage every bit of value out of the franchise’s intellectual property by optioning the rights to a TV series.

According to The Hollywood Producer (via Windows Central):

“Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming,” Paramount TV president Amy Powell said. “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.”

As Anonymous Content elaborated:

“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 15 years.”

Gamers of all stripes have had their pick of TV and movie content lately, from the relatively successful Angry Birds movie to the bomb Warcraft, and they’ll have even more with an upcoming production of Mirror’s Edge. In the meantime, let us know in the comments if you’d add a TV production of Battlefield to your list of programming to watch.