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Paramount snaps up TV rights to EA’s Battlefield game


By John McCarthy, Opinion Editor

July 12, 2016 | 2 min read

Paramount Television and Anonymous Content has picked up the rights to EA’s video game war series Battlefield.



Estimated to have been played by an estimated 60m players since 2002, the IP will come with a pre-made audience, potentially making it a good signing from the studio.

Amy Powell, president, Paramount TV, said: “Paramount TV actively seeks smart content from all sectors that will resonate with audiences and translate to compelling programming.

"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."

Michael Sugar, partner, Anonymous Content, added: “Battlefield has a tremendous built-in, engaged fan base, making it a highly coveted piece of IP primed for long-form adaptation.

“Together with EA and Paramount TV, we’ll develop the Battlefield TV series with the same commitment to robust storytelling that has made the game such a runaway success for nearly fifteen years.”

The series, originally set in modern day, will be set to delve into the WWI conflict, after a tepid rebrand in Battlefield Hardline as a cops and robbers affair.

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