“I love the stories we told in the games, and we do have more stories to tell, but a TV show lets us explore this subject matter and the effect on the relationships and people in broader ways,” Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford told The Hollywood Reporter.
“The story we ended up using has never been dramatized on TV,” says Rosenbaum. “Almost 800 U.S. servicemen were killed and it had to be covered up because the Allies were preparing for the real Normandy invasion.”
The series has only just been put into pre-production, and so the hunt is currently on for directors and a broadcast partner. While casting won’t be settled for some time, Picthford is looking for fresh talent.Randy Pitchford will serve as executive producer alongside Rosenbaum. They are joined by Richard Whelan – who previously worked on Band of Brothers and Captain America: The First Avenger – as well as Jean-Julien Baronnet, producer on the Assassin’s Creed movie, and Gearbox Software’s chief business officer, Sean Haran.
This is the second Gearbox Software game getting the live-action treatment; Eli Roth is directing the Borderlands movie, which is allegedly going to be an R-rated action flick.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. You can follow him on Twitter.