A live-action Dungeons & Dragons collection is coming to Paramount+
in brief: If you are trying ahead to the upcoming Dungeons and Dragons: A Rogue’s Honor, you is likely to be pleased to study that Paramount simply agreed to carry the live-action D&D collection to the small display by way of its streaming service. The pilot is in early manufacturing and is being written and directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber.
Paramount+ has gained the bid to provide a TV collection based mostly on the Dungeons & Dragons franchise, Deadline studies. The streaming service has partnered with Entertainment One (eOne) on the undertaking and employed Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story director Rawson Marshall Thurber to put in writing and direct the pilot.
Production firm eOne mulled the thought again in November. Competition for the present was fierce, and Paramount ended up with the best bid (undisclosed). Paramount and eOne seem like doubling down on the D&D franchise, despite the fact that their co-produced full-length movie adaptation, Dungeons and Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, will not hit theaters till March 31.
Hasbro, the mental property holder of Dungeons and Dragons, acquired eOne in 2019, apparently hoping to adapt a few of its property right into a TV present. Worldwide tv president Michael Lombardo’s imaginative and prescient is for the collection to be the beginning of a whole live-action D&D film universe, with different “scripted and unscripted” reveals and flicks but to be introduced.
Producers have but to forged a forged for the collection, however it would not be stunning to see Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson pop up. Thurber labored with Johnson on his final three movies, “Red Notice,” “Skyscraper,” and “CIA.” However, Thurber’s transient resume reveals he directed simply six movies between 2004 and 2021, elevating questions concerning the high quality of manufacturing. All six of Thurber’s movies obtained mediocre evaluations from critics and audiences alike. However, Red Notice has reportedly damaged Netflix viewing data, and Thurber has signed on for a sequel.
One factor the present does have in its favor is a revival of curiosity within the tabletop D&D recreation, largely as a consequence of its use as a outstanding prop/topic within the vastly in style Netflix hit Stranger Things. A geeky however enjoyable recreation that was as soon as performed in our mothers’ basements is now a classy pastime, with podcasts, web sites, dwell periods, and non-gaming merchandise devoted to the model. Maybe that momentum is sufficient to propel the collection to success. Good field workplace efficiency from Honor Among Thieves may even assist.