D&D Movie/TV Paramount+ Will Not Proceed with Dungeons & Dragons Live-Action TV Show

Hasbro will update the project and pitch to other networks and streamers

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Deadline reports that the live-action Dungeons & Dragons television series will not continue at Paramount+. The show was originally announced in January 2023 as Paramount+ placed an eight episode straight-to-series order. Normally that’s the best you can hope for in terms of a guarantee of the show happening as the show would produce the entire first season instead of needing to make a pilot to be approved.

Two big corporate changes happened since then, however. First, Hasbro sold the show’s co-producer Entertainment One to Lionsgate in December 2023 and shifted the production to Hasbro Entertainment. Currently, Paramount is searching for a buyer for the company with the current front runner according to reports being Sony Pictures, who have partnered with private equity firms to place a rumored $26 billion offer for the studio.

Little was announced about the plot other than it would be character-focused and involve the Underdark. These tidbits plus the fact that the character of Xenk from the 2023 film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves was originally intended to be Drizzt Do'Urden but changed during pre-production led to speculation that the series would be an adaptation of the Drizzt novels, particularly the origin story novel Homeland.

Creator Rawson Marshall Thurber (Red Notice, Easy A, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story) and showrunner Drew Crevello (The Grudge 2, WeCrashed) are still attached to the project. Hasbro will repackage and update the pitch for the show and stop it around to other distributors.
 

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Darryl Mott

Darryl Mott

mamba

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How so? Who have I said are the conspirators,
you do not need to use the word conspiracy for something to be one. WotC intentionally making up fake data in order to influence us in some way qualifies

and what have I said they're trying to accomplish?
you couldn't answer that, but you not knowing the goal of the conspiracy again does not mean it would not be one

Again, having a partisan interest in the conclusions they're presenting is not an accusation of lying
you treat the data as if they were lying, so pick one or the other, not both lanes

As I noted above, having a partisan interest in something is not the same as calling someone a liar
ok, I am getting tired of this, let's cut to the chase.

Are you saying WotC is fabricating these numbers for some unknown goal, yes or no?
If no, are you saying the only issue with these numbers is potential accidental mistakes in collecting and processing the data, but WotC did their best in presenting accurate data apart from that, yes or no?
If yes, then why are you dismissing the data outright?
If no, then what are you saying?

No, it's not. I'm saying that the conclusions we've been presented with haven't shown their work, and as such it can't be determined whether or not those conclusions are accurate. Calling that a "rejection" is a misnomer
ok, if that is all it is, then I do not care about your objection and continue on using WotC's data as the best available data. It still is most likely much better data than we would otherwise have, so your little rant about it does not change anything for me
 
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Umbran

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Mod note:
@Alzrius and @mamba

Beating your heads against each other is not helpful, enlightening or even particularly entertaining.

Please accept that you aren't going to convince each other and move on. Thanks.
 


My opinion is to know what settings are really popular we should see the number of titles by 3PPs published in DMGuild. Maybe Spelljammer and Planescape didn't sell so well because players didn't like the books, three together and one of them a single-use adventure.

Spelljammer could be right for a family-friendly show. The return of Spelljammer and Planescape wan't a mistake, but maybe the way they returned. We shouldn't be too surprised if LEGO could be interested into Spelljammer, or Birthright.

Hasbro wants D&D to be a family-friendly brand. The true key is a right plot. Harry Potter is a very popular saga but it didn't need too mature elements. Tolkien's Middle Earth is other example. The isekai is a very popular genre in the anime, but it doesn't need showing gore or nudity, and lots of them are +7 or +10.

We don't know enough the industry to advice how the action-live production should be. We only we can give our opinion about because we like the characters or the plot. Shouldn't be animation easier to be produced?

There are several novels, but these aren't to easy to be adapted because the rythm is very different. The writter can stop to tell more details about something.

Other reason is Hasbro productions' team has got more experience with childfriendly shows. Hasbro wants a new "My Little Pony", not a new "Witcher" or "Game of Thrones". If it was so easy other writters would be following the same path.
 

Mecheon

Sacabambaspis
We shouldn't be too surprised if LEGO could be interested into Spelljammer, or Birthright.
Hasbro and Lego are rivals in the toy company business. They are not interested in Spelljammer and especially not interested in dead Dungeons and Dragons settings from the 90s. I'm pretty sure that one year of Ninjago they did sky pirates in outsold every Spelljammer product ever made, and even the most minor themes from Castle have far more people championing their return than have ever considered Birthright. Like, legit, I reckon you can find more Bull Knights MoCers than Birthright fans, and no one cares about the Bull Knights

Their D&D interaction will be pretty much the one set for mutual "Yeah we all get lots of money from this" and then nothing else. No one outside of the D&D space gives a damn about Spelljammer and frankly, you'd be lucky if their thoughts about it were any more than "Knock off Treasure Planet"



Anywho, to be a bit silly:
What episodes or parts of Sesame Street from decades ago would not be allowed?
I mean, we know exacfly what parts of Sesame Street from decades ago probably wouldn't be allowed

The lost media ones like Cracks and 847.
 

LEGO and Hasbro are rivals, and also Mattel, but these tried to merger. I know it is only speculation, but if there is a LEGO version of Optimus Prime then a door could be opened.

I have said Birthright because this is perfect to sell castles.
 

Parmandur

Book-Friend
LEGO and Hasbro are rivals, and also Mattel, but these tried to merger. I know it is only speculation, but if there is a LEGO version of Optimus Prime then a door could be opened.

I have said Birthright because this is perfect to sell castles.
Straight up, any Setting not getting a chapter in the upcoming World artbook is dead as a doornail.
 

Nikosandros

Golden Procrastinator
All of D&D players are in fact old. However, the design team has a weird obsession with designing for a younger audience. Thus, they publish fake data, so that we older fans will acquiesce with the design decisions. It's diabolical.
 

Stormonu

Legend
All I want is a Dragonlance show/movie series that takes itself seriously, has good effects and actually covers the whole three books for the War of the Lance (Autumn, Winter, Spring - though the extended initial six would better - including Dwarven Depth, Highlord Skies & Hourglass Mage to cover the sections the first three skipped).

A follow-up series covering the Twins books would be just be gravy.

The big thing would just be to take it seriously, put the effort into it on the order of Lord of the Rings or GoT and most of all, to get it done without pulling the plug half-way through.
 

Zardnaar

Legend
All I want is a Dragonlance show/movie series that takes itself seriously, has good effects and actually covers the whole three books for the War of the Lance (Autumn, Winter, Spring - though the extended initial six would better - including Dwarven Depth, Highlord Skies & Hourglass Mage to cover the sections the first three skipped).

A follow-up series covering the Twins books would be just be gravy.

The big thing would just be to take it seriously, put the effort into it on the order of Lord of the Rings or GoT and most of all, to get it done without pulling the plug half-way through.

You woukld need to film it in NZ. And it's already seen as a knock off of LotR.
 

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