The Show Will Draw its Content Predominantly from the Warhammer Novel, Not the Video Game
Warhammer 40,000 may not be the greatest entry to ever bless the gaming community, but that is not preventing it from getting its own TV series adaptation. Games Workshop is teaming up with Big Light Productions to make the live-action series. Big Light Productions is known for its Amazon TV adaptation of The Man in the High Castle. The name of the show is Eisenhorn because it will focus on the Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn.
Assuming the show stays true to its source material, the show will blend crime dramas with science fiction. Warhammer 40,000 takes place in a distant future in which the human race is battling hostile aliens and supernatural creatures. Despite the show predominantly drawing from the novels, it will still be in the same universe.
Speaking about the upcoming project, Frank Spotnitz, the CEO of Big Light Productions, says “We are delighted to collaborate with Games Workshop to develop the beloved visionary world of Warhammer 40,000 into a TV series. Warhammer 40,000 is steeped in rich and complex lore, with a myriad of traditions and stories that have accumulated over time in this thrilling and complex world, making it one of the most exciting properties to adapt for television audiences and the franchise’s loyal global fanbase. There is nothing else like it on television, and we are incredibly excited to tap into our own experience creating imaginative, complex and compelling worlds to bring this incredible saga to the screen.”
The author of the novel, Dan Abnett, also chimes in with information about the titular character, stating “Gregor Eisenhorn is a relentless force in the dark future of the Warhammer universe: a destroyer of daemons and a purger of heretics, implacable, powerful and dedicated. But the appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity. He is not the simple, ruthless hero he appears to be. His battle with the Warp leads him into dark places and forces him to question his duty, his understanding of the Imperium, and his own identity. With Eisenhorn, it’s not just the adventures, and they are certainly vivid: it’s the journey he takes to the very limits of what he is and what it means to be loyal.”
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