I'm not really sure how much there is to be excited about. Thurber isn't exactly an A list writer or director.I'm pretty sure that this show is set in FR btw, because the connection to the Cartoon, which the comics set in FR (which Rawson acknowledged).
Honestly I really thought folks would be more excited about this honestly.
That’s really cool. I hope it turns out well. Any links to the 80s cartoon would be awesome.
But this is helmed / written by someone I’ve never heard of on a channel / for a media company I’ve also never heard of. Cannot say that fills me with hope.
I read TV-Tropes saying that classic 80's cartoon today is copyright by Disney, and the old D&D comics from the 80's by DC.
I guess CGI is easier to be produced than action-live action, and here the true goal is to promote the brand as a multimedia franchise. Ravenloft is perfect for an action-live horror movie for no fandom audence.
Forgotten Realms is the blue-eyed boy of D&D but not all eggs should be only in one basket. There are space for Greyhawk and others settings, even they can allow themself higher risks with lesser known settings.
And let's rebember a good story is really important for the success of the production.