Live-action videogame adaptations are all the rage it seems with projects such as Gears of War, Monster Hunter, and The Witcher (though based off of the books). It looks like yet another experience is on the way, this time something that Warhammer 40K fans can look forward to. That’s right, a new Warhammer 40K live-action TV show has officially been revealed.
Big Light Productions is joining forces with Games Workshop to produce a new Warhammer 40K experience called Eisenhorn. The X-Files alum, Frank Spotnitz, has been named the series’ showrunner, something he couldn’t wait to talk about in a recent presser:
“We are delighted to collaborate with Games Workshop to develop the beloved visionary world of Warhammer 40,000 into a TV series. Warhammer 40,000 is steeped in rich and complex lore, with a myriad of traditions and stories that have accumulated over time in this thrilling and complex world, making it one of the most exciting properties to adapt for television audiences and the franchise’s loyal global fanbase. There is nothing else like it on television, and we are incredibly excited to tap into our own experience creating imaginative, complex and compelling worlds to bring this incredible saga to the screen.”
For those unfamiliar with the novels, Eisenhorn will adapt the novels by Dan Abnett under the same name. Abnett is known for his work on major projects for Marvel, including the beloved Guardians of the Galaxy franchise. “Gregor Eisenhorn is a relentless force in the dark future of the Warhammer universe: a destroyer of daemons and a purger of heretics, implacable, powerful and dedicated,” said Abnett. “But the appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity. He is not the simple, ruthless hero he appears to be.
“His battle with the Warp leads him into dark places and forces him to question his duty, his understanding of the Imperium, and his own identity. With Eisenhorn, it’s not just the adventures, and they are certainly vivid: it’s the journey he takes to the very limits of what he is and what it means to be loyal.”
We don’t have a release date yet, but you can learn more about the upcoming show right here.