EA's Battlefield being adapted for upcoming TV series

If you're a fan of the long-running Battlefield game franchise, it sounds like you'll soon get a chance to see the franchise stretch its legs to television. As reported by The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount and Anonymous Content have optioned the rights for a small screen take on the EA franchise.

From The Hollywood Reporter:

"Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming," Paramount TV president Amy Powell said. "EA's Battlefield has an incredibly dynamic narrative, coupled with a loyal fan base, which will allow us to bring this exciting and unique property to the small screen. We look forward to working with EA and Anonymous Content and thank Michael Sugar for his tenacity in bringing us this exciting project."

This is EA's second franchise to be licensed for television in recent months, following a Mirror's Edge series that is also in the works. There's no timeline on when we could expect the Battlefield TV series to hit screens, but it will definitely be interesting to watch as things develop.

Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • If only we could have Michael Bay working on it...
  • ...or even better: Uwe Boll!
  • How about no, Boll would just sack the writers and then write his own script. Michael Bay would be the better option as he loves explosions!!!!
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  • The Battlefield 3 storyline would make an excellent tense series. Battlefield 4... not so much!
  • I don't know, the story in BF4 was pretty good
  • Surprised we have a gaming article that is not about Pokemon.
  • Technically it is.
  • Gotta Shoot 'em All!
  • Is that Matt Leblanc on the promo pic?
  • I'm going to buy all of it >:)
  • I would love to watch this, but so many videogames to movie adaptation has flopped miserably that I don't have much confidence in it. Please let it be written and directed by someone who actually enjoys playing the game...
  • So...a generic war movie with the franchise' name on it...
  • If they are not writting for the Bad Company characters, then they are paying top money for generic characters and plots.
  • 10/10 will not watch past the first episode.