Films and games have gone hand in hand for years, and it's not unusual for a film to be created based on a game, rather than the other way around. When it comes to a TV series, though, that's not quite so common. Inspired by the success of the recent Assassin's Creed film and the upcoming film based on The Division, Ubisoft has decided to team up with Atlas Entertainment to create a TV series based on their upcoming pirate IP Skull & Bones. The difference is that this adaptation will begin before the game has been released, as The Hollywood Reporter discovered.
The game will see players take on the role of a pirate captain sailing the Indian Ocean. Set during the Golden Age of Piracy, players need to gather a crew and find a suitable hideout before becoming the terror of the seas. The TV series is due to take place in the 1700s towards the end of the era. Described as a "female-driven drama", the pilot will be written by Amanda Segel (The Mist). She will also be an executive producer alongside Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle from Atlas Entertainment, while Robert Amidon will provide assistance.
Neither the game nor the TV series has a release window just yet, so we're not sure which one will appear first. As soon as we get more details, we'll be sure to let you know.
We don't have them yet, but we'll publish a story as soon as we pick up the Skull & Bones achievements.
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