Eureka co-creator Andrew Cosby working on new live-action D&D TV series
Eureka co-creator and Boom! Studios co-founder Andrew Cosby is formally dealing with the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons tv series. The statement was made Friday throughout a prerecorded panel at San Diego Comic-Con.
“I’ve designed the series to basically be a campaign,” Cosby stated. “I got to sit down as an adult professional and design a Dungeons & Dragons campaign that I’m being paid to do that will ultimately have hundreds of people working on it.”
While Cosby did not reveal his title, it appears like he might be head author and even showrunner on the job. He’d formerly pointed out on Twitter that he was dealing with the series, hinting that the setting would consist of a dream variation of Las Vegas. The program is being produced by eOne, Hasbro’s home entertainment subsidiary. This remains in addition to the movie variation of Dungeons & Dragons that’s currently in the works, starring Chris Pine, Hugh Grant, Michelle Rodriguez, and others.
“There’s an amazing team at eOne that Hasbro has put in charge of the film and the television show,” Cosby stated. “The people I’ve been working with get Dungeons & Dragons at a level that is difficult to believe. It feels like being at a D&D table. It’s a bunch of creative people sitting in a room and saying, ‘What if we did this? What if we did that?’”
Cosby went over how prominent D&D has actually been on his profession as an author and showrunner. While he stated he initially wished to make films, he discovered he enjoyed tv since leading an authors space felt most like being a Dungeon Master.
“I wouldn’t do what I do, I would not be where I’m at, if it had not been for D&D,” he stated. “I can say that without a doubt. That’s where I learned to tell stories. I love playing, but I was always into it to be the DM. I always wanted to be the storyteller.”
Adventure-game author Luke Gygax, kid of D&D co-creator Gary Gygax, revealed his relief that the series was being led by somebody with a deep gratitude for the video game, considered that the previous adjustments were mainly panned.
“One would think this would be easy,” Gygax stated. “You get to make an adventure. Pick anything you want. There’s a ton of stuff that you can pick from. Make a story. Make some characters. Have fun with it. The movies thus far may have been noble attempts, but they haven’t been good.”
D&D’s fifth edition released in 2014 to rave evaluations, and has actually been buoyed by a dynamic efficiency scene filled with actual-play programs and podcasts like Vital Function and The Experience Zone. All of it amounts to more appeal for the video game than ever in the past, and Cosby stated he wishes to make a program that appreciates those fans and their enthusiasm for the category. He’s modeling his technique en route that comics films pertained to delight in mainstream appeal.
“There’s a big difference between laughing with someone and laughing at someone,” he stated. “Comic book movies didn’t hit their pinnacle until we stopped apologizing for them being comic book movies. Everyone in the world loves these stories. They live and they thrive for a reason. I want to be a geek and try to create something that those [millions of] players will watch and say, ‘That’s so awesome.’”
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.