DONTNOD Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive have confirmed that FOX 21 has secured the rights to the series, allowing for Wonderland Sound & Vision, the teams behind the LIFE IS STRANGE TV adaption to produce the TV series based on the smash-hit RPG game, Vampyr.
In a recent press statement, DONTNOD’s CEO, Oskar Guilbert, alongside Focus Home Interactive’s CEO, Jurgen Goeldner, have confirmed that VAMPYR will be adapted into a TV series, allowing for production teams and writers to explore the dark-fantasy setting that DONTNOD created.
Oskar Guilbert opened up about VAMPYR becoming a show, stating that DONTNOD believes that it’s “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.”
In agreement with Guilbert, Jurgen Goeldner, CEO of Focus Home Interactive, stated that they (Focus Home Interactive) “are delighted to partner with FOX21 for the adaptation of VAMPYR into a TV series. DONTNOD has created a uniquely dark, immersive world with deep narration, which has made VAMPYR already a modern video game classic. We cannot wait to see FOX21 bring all of their talent and experience in launching a TV show that will allow an even wider audience to discover the fantastic universe of VAMPYR.”
The CEO of DJ2, Dmitri Johnson, has confirmed their excitement for the project, alongside their already-in-the-works adaption of Life is Strange, stating that “the DJ2 team loves the creative vision DONTNOD & Focus devote to all of their projects. The great relationship we’ve built with them since partnering on their incredible game, LIFE IS STRANGE, allowed us to get on board for VAMPYR well before its release. Like them, we’re excited to collaborate with our friends at FOX21, Wonderland, and the rest of the creative team we’re assembling.”
Currently, there is no timetable or information regarding when or where the shows will air or who has even been cast for the roles of the characters. But, we at least know the shows do exist and that they are on their way in the future. If everything keeps looking as hopeful as they do, DONTNODENTERTAINMENT may find themselves above the rest and could very well set the bar for what TV and movie adaptions of games should be like moving forward.
Stay tuned as we will keep you updated as more information is made available in the future.
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