Friday, August 17, 2018

Vampyr TV Series Comes to Fox 21

Fox 21 Television Studios is to produce a supernatural television series based on period vampire drama Vampyr.

Released earlier this year for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, action role-playing game Vampyr from developer Dontnod Entertainment and publisher Focus Home Interactive was able to garner a mixed to average review alongside one million copies sold in just over two months. Currently, Fox 21 (Homeland, Sons of Anarchy) has been eyeing to produce a television adaptation of the game with McG (Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle, Terminator Salvation) and DJ2 Entertainment.

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Vampyr TV Series Comes to Fox 21

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The core plot of this action RPG is set on World War I-era and revolves around Jonathan Reid who is a doctor in London and unfortunately turned into a blood-sucking vampire during the period of the Spanish flu outbreak. Waking up to this condition and constantly on a run from vampire hunters, Reid finds himself torn apart between the sacred oath he has taken as a physician and an uncontrollable bloodlust. Trying to uncover the source of this epidemic, he discovers existence of a secret society.

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Aside from this new project, DJ2 Entertainment is also working on another video game adaptation of Life Is Strange from the same developer studio for television and co-producing upcoming Sonic the Hedgehog movie. CEO Oskar Guilbert of Dontnod Entertainment believes this is a great new way to unravel a supernatural world of Vampyr to a larger group of audience and reaching out to fans who loved it. We are waiting to see how well Fox 21 depicts the dark universe of the game.