FOX 21 Wants ‘Vampyr’ as a Television Series
Vampire fans might be getting a new series
The popular vampire RPG “Vampyr” could be coming to a small-screen near you in the form of a new television series. FOX21 has secured the rights to DontNod’s RPG title for Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment. If everything goes according to plan, vampire fans could be getting a thrilling new series following the hardships of Dr. Jonathan Reid.
“Vampyr” launched to high-praise when it was first released last June, with the PC version landing a (9/10) from our reviewer. The game was #1 on STEAM during the PC launch and served as DontNod’s big follow-up to the company’s Peabody and BAFTA Award Winning game “Life is Strange,” which DJ2 Entertainment is also set to executive produce.
As the developers of “Vampyr,” DontNod CEO Oskar Guilbert staid in a statement, “We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show. 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.”
Focus’ CEO Jurgen Goeldner added, “We are delighted to partner with FOX21 for the adaptation of Vampyr into a TV series. DontNod has created a uniquely dark, immersive world with deep narration, which has made Vampyr already a modern video game classic. We cannot wait to see FOX21 bring all of their talent and experience in launching a TV show that will allow an even wider audience to discover the fantastic universe of Vampyr.”
“The DJ2 team loves the creative vision DontNod & Focus devote to all of their projects,” says DJ2 CEO, Dmitri Johnson. “The great relationship we’ve built with them since partnering on their incredible game, “Life is Strange,” allowed us to get on board for Vampyr well before its release. Like them, we’re excited to collaborate with our friends at FOX21, Wonderland, and the rest of the creative team we’re assembling.”
The game is currently available for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.