According to Deadline, Eric Heisserer, writer of Arrival, writer-producer Christine Boylan, and Hivemind, the production company behind Netflix’s The Witcher, have teamed up with Paradox Interactive to develop film and television adaptations of the role-playing game franchise World of Darkness.
The World of Darkness launched in 1991 with Vampire: The Masquerade. Today the IP now includes; Werewolf: The Apocalypse, Mage: The Ascension, Orpheus and Hunter: The Reckoning. The franchise has spawned countless video games, virtual reality, card and board games, comics, novels and original tabletop role-playing games. The franchise is known for its hybrid of horror, science-fiction, and fantasy storytelling where the protagonists are monsters in complex moral situations.
“The World of Darkness story universe is deliberately and unapologetically inclusive and diverse,” says Boylan. Heisserer adds, “The legacy of these stories is way ahead of its time, inviting issues and perspectives other games ignored. This feels like the next step for genre.”
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