Paramount TV and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights to the Battlefield video games series. Battlefield is developed by EA DICE and published by Electronic Arts. The game is a team-based first-person shooter set in realistic warfare environments. Since debuting in 2002, the game has garnered a player base of more than 60 million.
"Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming," said Amy Powell, President, Paramount TV. "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."
"Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation," said Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content. "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 fifteen years."
"Michael's track record speaks for itself," added Patrick O'Brien, Vice President of EA Entertainment. "Combined with his passion for Battlefield, we cannot imagine a better team than Anonymous Content and Paramount for this project."
The next installment of the Battlefield series will be Battlefield 1, which will be set during World War I. The game is scheduled for release on Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on Oct. 21, 2016.