FunCom has announced that Johnny Depp's Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation's Gudrun Giddings have partnered to produce a TV series based on their MMORPG The Secret World and its IP, centering around a team of undercover agents and the battle against the supernatural across multiple dimensions.
The pilot for the show was written by James V. Hart (Hook, Dracula) and Jake Hart, with Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar, and Gudrun Giddings producing it together with showrunner Pam Veasey.
"The Secret World universe is full of stories just waiting to be told," said CEO Rui Casais. "From secret societies to myths and legends that are all coming true, The Secret World captures some of humanity's greatest mysteries and asks "what if?". 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."
"It is one of the most character-driven and well-developed games I know of," says Gudrun Giddings, who obtained 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."
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