Eisenhorn - Warhammer 40K live action TV show announced

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by Garth » Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:18 pm

GAMES WORKSHOP AND FRANK SPOTNITZ TO CREATE LIVE-ACTION WARHAMMER 40,000 TV SERIES.
Games Workshop and Big Light Productions announce development of a live-action Warhammer 40,000 TV Series, Eisenhorn.

Games Workshop and Big Light Productions jointly announced today development of Eisenhorn, a live-action science-fiction and fantasy television series. Frank Spotnitz (The Man in the High Castle, The X-Files) will act as both showrunner and Executive Producer on the series, which will be based on the wildly popular Warhammer 40,000 games, miniatures and novels.

The genre-bending series is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, where mankind teeters on the brink of annihilation. While humanity’s armies wage unending war across a million battlefields, in the darkness, a secret conflict rages – fought by the agents of the Imperial Inquisition. Drawing from sci-fi, fantasy and crime genres, Eisenhorn will see Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn and his band of investigators fight to thwart the monstrous schemes of aliens, heretics and daemons before mankind’s doom is sealed.

Warhammer 40,000 is a worldwide phenomenon, with miniatures, tabletop games, video games and novels sold online and in more than 5,000 retail locations around the globe. Warhammer 40,000 has a passionately devoted fanbase who revel in the setting’s intricate lore and engaging narrative, visiting Games Workshop’s websites more than 100 million times and racking up more than 50 million views of Warhammer TV video content last year alone.

Games Workshop is the company behind the globally recognised Warhammer 40,000 brand and a household name within geek culture, while Big Light Productions is the award-winning international production company whose credits include Amazon’s The Man in the High Castle, Medici on Netflix and Ransom on CBS.
The Eisenhorn series is based on novels written by New York Times bestselling author Dan Abnett (Guardians of the Galaxy, X-Men, The Horus Heresy). Originally published in 2001 by Black Library (Games Workshop’s publishing imprint), the books have been reprinted in multiple languages and sold over half a million copies globally.

Big Light Productions’ creative director, Emily Feller (Ordinary Lies, Trust Me, Medici) will also serve as an Executive Producer on the series.

Frank Spotnitz, series showrunner and Big Light Productions CEO, said: “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.”

Andy Smillie, Games Workshop’s Global Head of Marketing & Media, said: “We’re thrilled to be working with Frank and his team at Big Light. Warhammer 40,000 has a massive global fanbase – they are a passionate community of Warhammer hobbyists who love to engage with our characters, stories and games. I’m truly delighted we are able to develop a show that will reward their loyalty. Inquisitor Eisenhorn represents one of the best-loved characters within our worlds, and we’re excited to share his exploits and adventures with audiences new and old. Frank and his outstanding team at Big Light have done amazing things with other properties, bringing complex worlds to the screen, and we can’t wait to see what our partnership produces for the grim darkness of Warhammer 40,000.”

Author Dan Abnett said: “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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by Lagamorph » Wed Jul 17, 2019 8:23 pm

I'm definitely in for this.

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by Preezy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:52 pm

For the glory of the Imperium!

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by Oblomov Boblomov » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:00 pm

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by Peter Crisp » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:02 pm

Cheeky Devlin wrote:Blood for the blood god!


That's a very specific portfolio for a God :shifty: .
It's also a bit rubbish as there are gods for things like War or Inspiration but a Blood God just sounds like he was last in the line at the choose what God power you get meeting.
I'd be really pissed off if I knew I'd be becoming a God and ended up being the strawberry floating Blood God.

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by Cheeky Devlin » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:11 pm

Peter Crisp wrote:
Cheeky Devlin wrote:Blood for the blood god!


That's a very specific portfolio for a God :shifty: .
It's also a bit rubbish as there are gods for things like War or Inspiration but a Blood God just sounds like he was last in the line at the choose what God power you get meeting.
I'd be really pissed off if I knew I'd be becoming a God and ended up being the strawberry floating Blood God.

Better than being the God of shoes I guess.

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by Gideon » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:14 pm

How in the hell is this going to work as a TV show? Here’s hoping it turns out well, it’s great that it’s being made at all.

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by VlaSoul » Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:41 pm

I'm upset that they chose to make this as opposed to a sitcom about space pirate orks

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by False » Wed Jul 17, 2019 11:53 pm

hope its better than the space marine film

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by Alvin Flummux » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:20 am

I'm in. I'm so strawberry floating in.

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by Lagamorph » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:50 am

Gideon wrote:How in the hell is this going to work as a TV show? Here’s hoping it turns out well, it’s great that it’s being made at all.

There's a ton of books they could quite easily adapt from.

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by Gideon » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:17 am

Lagamorph wrote:
Gideon wrote:How in the hell is this going to work as a TV show? Here’s hoping it turns out well, it’s great that it’s being made at all.

There's a ton of books they could quite easily adapt from.


I meant in the sense of practicality rather than having enough material to adapt. Telling a small scale 40k story properly would probably wipe out the full season budget of most large TV shows in an episode or two.

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by VlaSoul » Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:08 pm

can i have a tyranid rom com instead pls

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by Zartan » Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:42 pm

Gideon wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Gideon wrote:How in the hell is this going to work as a TV show? Here’s hoping it turns out well, it’s great that it’s being made at all.

There's a ton of books they could quite easily adapt from.


I meant in the sense of practicality rather than having enough material to adapt. Telling a small scale 40k story properly would probably wipe out the full season budget of most large TV shows in an episode or two.


For the majority of Xenos, (which I imagine the series will be based on) it is only humans, I mean most the sets will surely have to be CGI, but I do not think it would be too outlandish to produce. There are a few moments that will be a test, but overall it is a pretty straight forward detective thriller with 40k window dressing. Personally I preferred the Ravenor trilogy, now those would not work as a TV series. Also worth noting that between each book in Eisenhorn decades pass, so if it was an ongoing series, it would probably not follow the books past the first one

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by Peter Crisp » Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:14 pm

Zartan wrote:
Gideon wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:
Gideon wrote:How in the hell is this going to work as a TV show? Here’s hoping it turns out well, it’s great that it’s being made at all.

There's a ton of books they could quite easily adapt from.


I meant in the sense of practicality rather than having enough material to adapt. Telling a small scale 40k story properly would probably wipe out the full season budget of most large TV shows in an episode or two.


For the majority of Xenos, (which I imagine the series will be based on) it is only humans, I mean most the sets will surely have to be CGI, but I do not think it would be too outlandish to produce. There are a few moments that will be a test, but overall it is a pretty straight forward detective thriller with 40k window dressing. Personally I preferred the Ravenor trilogy, now those would not work as a TV series. Also worth noting that between each book in Eisenhorn decades pass, so if it was an ongoing series, it would probably not follow the books past the first one


What will make it any more challenging to make than something like Babylon 5 or The Expanse?
Both of those have loads of space sequences and B5 has tones of alien characters as well.

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PostRe: Eisenhorn - Warhammer 40K live action TV show announced
by Zartan » Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:09 am

Something I had not thought about, and what they may struggle with. The fact that the imperial cult is a parody of Christianity and really a cornerstone of the world. Not sure what they are going to do about that without upsetting an awful lot of people

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by more heat than light » Wed Jul 31, 2019 12:26 pm

Zartan wrote:Something I had not thought about, and what they may struggle with. The fact that the imperial cult is a parody of Christianity and really a cornerstone of the world. Not sure what they are going to do about that without upsetting an awful lot of people


Yes, because religion has never been satirized in any TV show ever.

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