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DUNGEONS & DRAGONS Live-action series no longer advancing to Paramount+

THE Dungeons & Dragons the live-action series that were in the works at Paramount+ will no longer move forward. The very popular Dungeons & Dragons The fantasy role-playing franchise had received an eight-episode series order directly from the streamer a year and a half ago.

At the time, it was a co-production between Hasbro-owned eOne, which developed the series, and Paramount Pictures.

Now led by Hasbro’s internal division, Hasbro Entertainment, following the sale of eOne to Lionsgate in December 2023, the project will undergo a creative refresh before being presented to other potential buyers, both production partners and platforms.

The changes will include a new creative team. The version, sold to Paramount+, came from the creator Rawson Marshall Thurber, who wrote the pilot script and was supposed to direct the first episode. He was later joined by Drew Crevellowho came on board in April last year as executive producer and showrunner.

Hasbro, which holds all rights to the underlying material, remains committed to getting a live-action Dungeons & Dragons series took off as part of a larger universe, which includes the 2023 feature film Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves as well as a Broadway Dungeons & Dragons show, The twenty-faced tavernI’m playing now.

With humans, elves, orcs and other fantastical creatures engaged in wars, treasure hunts and campaigns, the D&D game, one of the key brands of Hasbro’s Wizards of the Coast franchise, is overseen by a host, known as a Dungeon Master, and employs a distinctive multi-sided dice.

More than 50 million fans have played D&D since it first launched 49 years ago, including video games and live-streamed entertainment on Twitch and YouTube.

Where would you like to see a D&D series end?

via: Deadline

by Jessica Fisher
Source: Geek Tyrant

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