It only took about a decade but it looks like what I was hoping for with The Secret World is finally happening as it is being picked up for its very own TV series. That's right, the dark and horror filled MMO from Funcom is finally getting expanded into a series that will delve deeper into the world and secrets hidden within it. Not that the game or its rebranding of Secret World Legends doesn't do a great job of it already, but it will be fun to see a bit more of it all expanded upon and from others points of view. That and just how the warring factions in the game will play out a bit more politically than the traditional PvP we get to experience in the game. This offers up so much more now.
There aren't many details on this new TV series based on The Secret World at this time, it is just an announcement at this point, but we also know that it will go into the mysteries and supernatural aspects of the game too. Everything from what we've experienced so far in the game's world as well as other conspiracies and horrors that we have in the real world that have yet to show up in the MMO. There is so much out there and if done right, this could truly expand The Secret World just as other IPs out there have tried and failed by doing it the other way around. There is almost a decade of work and fun to pull from here so now we just have to hope that the teams involved are not just trying to grab for cash and are looking to truly expand it all.
Funcom is excited to share the news that Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil and G4C Innovation’s Gudrun Giddings have partnered to produce The Secret World, a TV series based on Funcom’s massively multiplayer online game The Secret World and its reincarnation, the shared-world online RPG Secret World Legends. The TV series is based on the universe of the Secret World IP and centers on a team of undercover agents and the shadowy war between secret societies, the Illuminati, Dragon, and the Templar. Central to the plot is also the battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world, multiple dimensions, and incorporates the realms of ancient myths and legends as well as today’s conspiracy theories and headline news.
The pilot was written by James V. Hart (Hook, Dracula, Contact) and Jake Hart. Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings will produce together with Showrunner Pam Veasey. (CSI-NY). CAA (Creative Artists Agency) is packaging.
If you are not familiar with The Secret World as of yet, it is an MMO set within a dark and mature story universe that plunges players into a sweeping adventure into the supernatural underbelly of myths and legends that exists in the shadows of our own realm. We also get to travel the globe in pursuit of mysterious forces threatening the world, using the character's wits and abilities to solve complex investigations and uncover the truth. The developers are continuing to add content and new story lines going forward, finally allowing them to bring the story of The Secret World forward in new, exciting directions. You can get a small feel for it all with the following trailer from the original idea for it all.
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What do you think about The Secret World getting a full TV series now or do you think that it is a bit much for the game as it stands? Did you see this coming way back at the start of it all as I did or is this something truly unexpected for you? Do you think that the show will go more of a sociopolitical route with the characters or will there be more of the horror and supernatural in the end? Let us know down in the comments and then feel free to discuss. As we learn more on this new show for The Secret World as well as Secret World Legends, we will have it here. Keep a close eye on the site to make sure that you don't miss out on a single update to it all.