D&D Movie/TV ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Live-Action Series Not Going Forward At Paramount+, Will Be Revamped & Shopped By Hasbro

The sale didn't seem to have much to do with D&D specifically, eOne had a lot of other stuff going on. The gust seems tone that Hasbro wanted control over film projects of their UP, but after trying thst for a few years decided they didn't like the risk of actually fronting production money, so decided to retreat back to taking other people's money for their IP as a business model. And, importantly they logn term will still gain from the acquisition because they kept eOne's IP like Peppa Pig when they sold off the production stuff.

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Can we merge these two identical threads?
 


Whizbang Dustyboots

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Granted, there's no way they knew BG3 was going to be so crazy at the time..
Weeeeeell, it was in open alpha for years and was already a phenomenon before it "officially" went on sale. Everyone in the video game world knew it was going to be a big hit.

Maybe no one at WotC reads Kotaku or GameInformer or IGN, but that seems unlikely.
 


Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
If I were doing a D&D series, I’d base it on one of the more famous adventure module series. Slavers series has an especially strong arc.
I don't think even the best D&D module has a good of a story as a decent TV series.

If they want to be inspired by past content, great. (And they probably will be.) But I think making them feel beholden to a bunch of tournament modules written 40 years ago is needlessly tying one hand behind the writers' collective back.
 




Whizbang Dustyboots

Gnometown Hero
I think some sort of streaming consolidation was inevitable. Too much of early dotcom boom and bust "build an audience; we can figure out how to pay for it later" attitude coming out of the pandemic.

Fingers crossed most of the good shows -- of all genres -- survive. Netflix picked up Girls5Eva, so it can happen.
 

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