The Battlefield series is known for planting gamers in warring settings and locations, with the series now doing so from the television medium in the future. EA is working with Paramount Television to get the franchise a television program.
Paramount Television and Anonymous Content are heading for the battlefield.
The two entities are teaming to bring Electronic Arts’ popular video game franchise Battlefield to the small screen, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
The two companies have optioned the rights to the game from DICE and EA, with Michael Sugar and Ashley Zalta set to exec produce.
The Battlefield series is a multiplayer game that features wars across land, sea and air. The Battlefield franchise has amassed more than 60 million players worldwide since debuting in 2002, and boasts a highly engaged audiences across its multiple titles. Since its 2002 launch, the franchise has featured 11 games and 12 expansion packs. The new Battlefield debuts in October.
The deal expands Paramount TV’s relationship with Anonymous Content, the latter of which has a first-look pact with the studio. A network for Battlefield is not yet attached, though Anonymous Content’s deal is for broadcast, premium cable, cable and streaming. It marks both companies first foray into programming based on a video game franchise.