Life is Strange is already set to get its own TV show, and now one of Dontnod’s less-well-known games is headed to the screen as well. As Focus Home Interactive has revealed, a Vampyr television series is in the works.
The show will be produced by Fox21 Television Studios, the subsidiary of 20th Century Fox that also owns the rights to the Life is Strange show, and will be adapted by DJ2 Entertainment and Wonderland Sound & Vision.
“We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show,” said Dontnod CEO Oskar Guilbert in a press release. “This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with Vampyr‘s rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at Fox21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”
Vampyr follows the story of Jonathan Reid, a doctor living in London during the outbreak of the Spanish Influenza in the early 1900s. When he finds himself turned suddenly into a vampire from folklore, Reid must choose which patients to treat and which to save as he searches for answers about his new undead life and a cure for the plague outbreak.
“Dontnod has created a uniquely dark, immersive world with deep narration, which has made Vampyr already a modern video game classic,” Focus Entertainment CEO Jurgen Goeldner said.
The show is still in very early production, so it will likely be a while before we hear more. We’ll update when there’s more news of casting, production clues, or a release date.