Ubisoft’s Skull & Bones Is Already Getting a Female-Led TV Show

Will the Game Arrive First?

The grapevine has dropped a bit of news on Ubisoft’s mutliplayer pirate adventure, Skull & Bones. However, the news doesn’t exactly deal with the game. A new report indicates that the IP inspired by the 17th-century high seas already has a TV show in the works.

How does an unreleased game have a TV show planned? I don’t know, but if the report is true (it is), then Ubisoft must have a lot of faith in its swashbuckling GaaS. In a new post from the Hollywood Reporter, Ubisoft has teamed up with Atlas Entertainment to make the show real. Since they’re known for their work on the critically acclaimed 12 Monkeys series, this will in all likelihood be a live-action adaptation. It will also be a “female-driven drama” set in the 1700s that takes place in the Indian Ocean.

The planned TV series already has a showrunner, too; Amanda Segel of The Mist fame will take the reigns as writer and executive producer. She will be accompanied by fellow executive producers Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle from Atlas.

For all we know, news of a television series may be a sign that the release of Skull & Bones is closer than we think. The game was announced back in E3 2017 and saw a delay from 2018. Ubisoft Singapore is pouring on the extra polish, it seems, which is understandable. Recently, the Canada-based publisher has refined all of its games which currently exist as live services. From Rainbow Six: Siege to Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey, the worldwide studios are just cranking out content. Skull & Bones seems destined to be the next heavy hitter.

SOURCE: Eurogamer