The television rights for DONTNOD’s Vampyr have been acquired by FOX21, a subsidiary of 20th Century Fox Entertainment Group. Wonderland Sound and Vision and DJ2 Entertainment will be partnering with FOX21 to bring the vision of Vampyr to the increasingly important television audience.
DONTNOD CEO, Oskar Guilbert thinks the new project will be something accessible to newcomers and welcomed by fans. In his statement regarding the announcement he said,
“We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with VAMPYR’S rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at FOX21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”
Here is a little background on the studios. FOX21 has developed shows for FOX, The CW, USA Network, A&E, and FX. They have varied in content from animated comedies like Brickleberry to dramas like Sons of Anarchy and the cancelled-way-too-early Terriers. Wonderland Sound and Vision is the company behind television shows such as Chuck, The OC, Supernatural, and Lethal Weapon.
Depending on how they decide to setup the tone, it could be great. Whether it will skew more towards The CW, FX, or FOX demographics remains to be seen, but the world and characters have enough unexplored depth to give you an interesting vision of early 20th century London and the vampires that call it home.
Jason became terminally addicted to videogames after receiving the NES at an early age. This addiction grew to include PC gaming and was cemented with the launch of the PS2. From then on, he was afflicted with epic RPGs, tense shooters, and deep strategy games, never becoming skillful, but never able to quit. He continues to play games (poorly) and share his passion for them to anyone willing to listen.