Fans of Dontnod Entertainment’s RPG Vampyr should be excited to learn a TV series based on the game is heading for development. Fox 21 Television Studios – a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox – has secured the rights to the game.
“We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show,” said Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert. “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.”
Vampyr follows Dr. Jonathan Reid during his return to London during WWI after he awakens in a mass grave as a vampire. Reid must deal with his new condition while upholding his oath as a doctor as he seeks to understand how and why he became a vampire.
This is particularly interesting as Fox 21 Television Studios also has the rights to Dontnod’s Life is Strange. Time will tell what sort of adaptations start to arrive in the coming months/years.
Vampyr takes place after the Great War, in 1918 London. The city has been devastated by conflict, and the Spanish Flu is spreading rapidly among its citizens.
While the British government struggles to rebuild the country, secretive groups led by supernatural beings are pulling strings with growing influence. Ancient vampire societies, occult scholars and relentless vampire hunters all compete for dominance in a shadowy conflict lasting a millennia.