Dungeons & Dragons TV Show Casts Rawson Marshall Thurber as Director
In their quest to build Hasbro a media empire, eOne has taken a big step to get the director Rawson Marshall Thurber to spearhead their Dungeons & Dragons TV series, according to Deadline. the red notice The director will creatively oversee the adaptation of Wizards of the Coast’s wildly popular tabletop fantasy game, while developing a pilot script and producing the direction. The series has been on eOne’s mind ever since it was purchased by Hasbro, and it already has many potential streamers interested.
eOne wants the show to be the start of a big J&D universe with Thurber brought in to set the tone for the series as an A-list powerhouse. This first series should be the anchor for spin-offs and other series to come. “We don’t want it to be just one show, so we’re building, developing a multi-pronged approach to television, a number of scripted and unscripted shows, and hopefully bringing that to market early in the next year,” said eOne’s President of Global Television michelle lombardo.
The big names don’t stop at Thurber. Collider has already spoken with John Wick Creator Derek Kolstad who is set to write an as-yet-unnamed live-action series. Between Thurber and Kolstad, eOne’s Dungeons & Dragons The universe should look attractive to many streamers, although Netflix remains a prime target given the existing relationship with Thurber.
by Thurber red notice became Netflix’s self-proclaimed most popular film to date, starring three of the biggest stars of our time in Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne Johnsonand Gal Gadot in one oceans eleven– heist style for the ages. Netflix has staked everything on the franchise, securing the three superstars and Thurber for two more films in the franchise, lining up a massive blockbuster popcorn saga for the foreseeable future. Thurber also previously wrote and directed Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story as well as those of 2016 Central intelligence with The Rock and Kevin Hart.
Dungeons & Dragons fans have had plenty to get excited about in terms of the TV and film projects surrounding the beloved RPG. Recently, The Legend of Vox Machina saw its release on Prime Video, which told the story of the popular role-playing stream’s first campaign critical role. There is also a new eOne Dungeons & Dragons film coming from Paramount in March 2023 which finished filming in August.
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