- Dec 12, 2018
Gearbox Software is adapting its World War 2 shooter series, Brother in Arms, into a TV show with the help of showrunner Scott Rosenbaum.
The show will follow a team of eight soldiers on a mission to rescue their colonel from the Nazis before they discover the D-Day plans. It will explore both Allied and Axis sides of the war, and feature characters based on real people from the period.
"I love the stories we told in the games, and we do have more stories to tell, but a TV show lets us explore this subject matter and the effect on the relationships and people in broader ways," Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford told The Hollywood Reporter.
"The story we ended up using has never been dramatized on TV," says Rosenbaum. "Almost 800 U.S. servicemen were killed and it had to be covered up because the Allies were preparing for the real Normandy invasion."
The series has only just been put into pre-production, and so the hunt is currently on for directors and a broadcast partner. While casting won’t be settled for some time, Picthford is looking for fresh talent.