Vampyr, DONTNOD Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive’s narrative action RPG, is set to get its own TV series produced by FOX 21.
The publisher announced this week that FOX 21 has secured the rights to develop a TV series based on Vampyr, and quite rightly so. While the game is a fantastic action RPG, the narrative-driven story itself is a masterpiece.
In Vampyr, players take the role of Dr. Jonathan Ried who returns from The Great War to the Spanish-flu epidemic in London. Upon his arrival, he was turned into a vampire and thus ensues a story of life versus death as Dr. Ried battles with his thirst for blood and sticking to the Hippocratic oath.
The series, while in its infancy, will be adapted by FOX21 and McG’s Wonderland Sound & Vision, as well as DJ2 Entertainment.
As the developers of VAMPYR, DONTNOD CEO Oskar Guilbert goes on the record to say, “we believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with VAMPYR’S rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at FOX21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”
It’ll definitely be interesting to see how FOX21 adapts the game, and whether it’ll stick with a similar story, especially considering how the game’s story develops depending on how players play the game.
To read more about Vampyr and to hear our thoughts on the game, check out our review, where we deservedly gave the game a 10/10.