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D&D General Eureka Co-Creator Working on Live-Action Dungeons & Dragons TV Series


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Dausuul

Legend
Not much detail, but I love the showrunner's attitude, and I'm just generally psyched about a D&D-based TV show. TV--particularly modern TV, with its long-running story arcs connecting semi-independent episodes--is a much more natural fit for D&D than movies ever were.

That doesn't mean it's guaranteed to be good, of course. But I'm eager to see where it goes.
 

slobster

Hero
So many ways this could go wrong, so many people with completely opposed expectations...

I am not jealous at all of the showrunners here, it's like all the expectations placed on a DM of a new campaign times a million, except your party consists of hundreds of thousands of angry nerds instead of just 5, and you have millions of dollars and your professional future on the line.

But I mean yeah! Could be good! Excited to see what happens!:p
 







Marc Radle

Adventurer
wingsandsword said:
So, in other words, WotC is telling longtime D&D fans they aren't welcome in 5e and that decades of learning lore isn't appreciated, in fact it's scorned?

Retroactively rebooting all of D&D lore, in all settings and core lore effective 7 years ago?

Telling Realms fans that the Sword Coast Adventurers Guide is the only canonical Realms book?

Is WotC actively trying to alienate dedicated longtime fans? The last time I felt WotC was doing this was when 4e came out.

Not at all any of that, no.

Huh???
Did this somehow get posted in the wrong thread?
 


Umbran

Mod Squad
Staff member
Is this just more about the one already announced that is something like 8-10 episodes and set in the Underdark?

To quote the article:

"It's unclear whether this is a separate Dungeons & Dragons show to the one being developed by Derek Kolstad. Hasbro noted earlier this year that they had multiple D&D live-action projects in development, including the currently in-production movie starring Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, and Michelle Rodriguez."
 


Sacrosanct

Legend
Publisher
You know, I hope they don't use the cartoon characters in any new remakes. I don't think my brain will allow me to enjoy anyone else but Peter Cullen as Venger. They'd have to do what the Transformers movies did and use the same voice actors. We'll, at least Cullen. I'm less worried about the others.
 



To quote the article:

"It's unclear whether this is a separate Dungeons & Dragons show to the one being developed by Derek Kolstad. Hasbro noted earlier this year that they had multiple D&D live-action projects in development, including the currently in-production movie starring Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, and Michelle Rodriguez."
While ComicBook is taking a very old-school approach, it's rather clear that these aren't the same TV project. Kolstad wrote/developed one and now Andrew Cosby is talking about writing/developing something different.

Considering WotC leadership has said eOne is working on multiple streaming shows it's much more likely that we've now gotten tiny snippets on two different projects.
Neither may ever be filmed, because that's how Hollywood works.
 

Reynard

Legend
More seriously: is it possible that in addition to a fairly typical D&D show, there is something more meta and Knights of the Dinner Table-like in the works. I might actually be more inclined to watch a half hour comedy about the trials and tribulations of a gaming group than I would an earnest hour long Witcher wannabee.
 

More seriously: is it possible that in addition to a fairly typical D&D show, there is something more meta and Knights of the Dinner Table-like in the works. I might actually be more inclined to watch a half hour comedy about the trials and tribulations of a gaming group than I would an earnest hour long Witcher wannabee.

Someone can just make a supercut of all the D&D play scenes from Big Bang Theory and Stranger Things and then we can avoid a whole series like that. A single episode would be more than enough. lol
 

Hussar

Legend
I dunno - as you say Big Bang Theory certainly works. And something more like Dork Tower with an IT Crowd vibe would be a lot of fun. KotDT tends to only be around that table most of the time, right? It's been a LOOOONG time since I read any of them. But, I have read Dork Tower off and on, and he's expanded out from just stuff at the game table and more into the lives of the gamers.

Dunno if that idea has legs or not, but, it might be fun. What's that youtube series, Viva Dirt League? They're pretty funny.
 

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