DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Live-Action Series No Longer Moving Forward at Paramount+ — GeekTyrant

The Dungeons & Dragons live-action series that had been in the works at Paramount+ is no longer moving forward. The wildly popular Dungeons & Dragons fantasy role-playing game franchise had been given an eight-episode straight to series order at the streamer a year and a half ago.

At the time, it was a co-production between Hasbro-owned eOne, which had developed the series, and Paramount Pictures.

Now led by Hasbro’s in-house division Hasbro Entertainment following eOne’s December 2023 sale to Lionsgate, the project will undergo a creative update before being taken out to other potential buyers, both production partners and platforms.

The changes will include a new creative team. The version, which sold to Paramount+, was from creator Rawson Marshall Thurber, who wrote the pilot script and was set to direct the first episode. He was subsequently joined by Drew Crevello, who came on board in April of last year as executive producer and showrunner.

Hasbro, which retains all rights to the underlying material, remains committed to getting a live-action Dungeons & Dragons series off the ground as part of a broader universe, which includes the 2023 feature Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves as well as a Broadway Dungeons & Dragons show, The Twenty-Sided Tavern, now playing.

Featuring humans, elves, orcs and other fantastical creatures engaging in wars, treasure hunts and campaigns, the D&D game, one of Hasbro’s key franchise brands from Wizards of the Coast, is overseen by a host, known as the Dungeon Master, and employs a signature multisided dice.

More than 50 million fans have played D&D since it was first launched 49 years ago, including video games and livestream entertainment on Twitch and YouTube.

Where would you like to see a D&D series end up?

via: Deadline

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