Johnny Depp’s production company to co-produce TV series based on The Secret World MMO

By Stephany Nunneley, Tuesday, 15 August 2017 14:34 GMT

A TV series based on Funcom’s MMO The Secret World is on the way.

Funcom announced today a TV series based on The Secret World and Secret World Legends was in the works and is to be produced by Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation’s Gudrun Giddings.

The series will be based on the universe of the IP, centering on a team of undercover agents and the “shadowy war between secret societies.”

If you’ve never played The Secret World, these factions are the Illuminati, Dragon and the Templar. The purpose of each is to battle supernatural creatures across the world and through multiple dimensions where they will confront ancient myths and legends. A large part also encompasses conspiracy theories and actual headline news.

The pilot was written by James V. Hart (Hook, Dracula, Contact) and Jake Hart. Johnny Depp, his sister Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings will produce together with Showrunner Pam Veasey (CSI-NY).

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“As the developers of The Secret World and Secret World Legends, we think it is a fantastic premise for a television show and one we hope will capture the collective imagination of the audience,” said Funcom CEO Rui Casais in the press statement.

“It is one of the most character-driven and well-developed games I know of,” added Gudrun Giddings, who optioned the media rights back in 2012. “Hence it naturally lends itself to fantastical storylines with intriguing characters, a thrilling, and binge-worthy international TV show.”

Neither the production schedule for The Secret World, nor information on the station which will air it was provided.

Earlier this year, Funcom rebooted The Secret World as the shared-world online RPG Secret World Legends with revamped combat, progression, and many other improvements.

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