Fox21 Television Studios, a subsidiary of 21st Century Fox, and Focus Home Interactive have announced via press release that Fox21 has picked up the rights to make a television adaption of Dontnod’s action-RPG Vampyr. The game will be adapted into a TV series by Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment, the same company behind the Life is Strange TV adaption in production, as well as the Sleeping Dogs and Sonic the Hedgehog film adaptions. DJ2 CEO, Dmitri Johnson, accredited their work with Dontnod on Life is Strange as a catalyst for Vampyr saying “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.”
Oskar Guilbert, CEO of Dontnod, also commented on the announcement saying “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.”
Vampyr tells the story of Dr. Jonathan Reid, who’s in the midst of returning from the front of World War I to his home in London during the outbreak of the Spanish Flu. Things don’t go as expected, however, and Jonathan ends up dying and being reborn as a vampire. Now he has to struggle between his overwhelming instincts for blood and his duty as a doctor, all while unraveling a sinister plot involving supernatural forces. In its first month at retail, Vampyr sold over 450,000 copies.
Vampyr is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. There’s currently no release window or estimated date for the TV series.