A TV adaptation of the popular Brothers in Arms video game series is in the works.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, video game developer Gearbox Entertainment will be teaming up with showrunner Scott Rosenbaum to produce the TV series. He will also be serving as the executive producer of the show, alongside Gearbox President and CEO Randy Pitchford.
The Brothers in Arms series first made its debut in 2005, with Brothers in Arms: Road to Hill 30 and Brothers in Arms: Earned in Blood. The game is set against the backdrop of the liberation of Western Europe during World War 2 and followed a group of soldiers dropped behind enemy lines.
The success of the first game soon led to the production of several other follow-ups in the series, with the latest being Brothers in Arms 3: Sons of War which came out in 2014.
“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,” Pitchford said in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
According to reports, the first season of the TV adaptation of Brothers in Arms will be based on real-life events, much like how the original game was based on the historic Mission Albany of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment.
The TV adaptation will focus on a once-confidential operation called “Exercise Tiger” which was “a “rehearsal” for D-Day that went disastrously wrong.”
“The story we ended up using has never been dramatized on TV,” said 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.”
There is no news yet on who has been cast for the show as well as when and where we can expect the show to air.