‘Dungeons & Dragons’ series in the works with ‘Red Notice’ director – The Hollywood Reporter
A proposal Dungeons & Dragons series at Entertainment One has found its Dungeon Master.
red notice Writer-director Rawson Marshall Thurber has signed on to adapt the ever-popular role-playing game for television. The potential series is expanded as Dungeons & Dragons The feature film from eOne and Hasbro-owned Paramount Pictures recently wrapped production.
eOne previously called on Derek Kolstad (the John Wick franchise) to develop a J&D series. The project Thurber is working on is considered the flagship of a possible Dungeons & Dragons television universe.
Toymaker Hasbro, which acquired eOne in 2019, has been aggressive about using its intellectual property as the basis for TV and film projects. In addition to Dungeons & Dragons, eOne is developing a television series based on the strategy game Risk from Card castle designer Beau Willimon; CEO Darren Throop told investors in October that he was working to turn more than 30 Hasbro brands into TV and movie properties.
Thurber is set to write, direct and produce a pilot for Dungeons & Dragons. In addition to Red Notice, he has written and directed feature films Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, Central Intelligence and Skyscraper and crossed out We are the Millers. On television, he created the YouTube series Ryan Hansen solves crimes on TV and directed episodes of NBC Marry me and the fox The loop. Thurber is replaced by WME and Hansen Jacobson.
Deadline reported the news for the first time.