Funcom has announced today that Johnny Depp’s production company, Infinitum Nihil and Gudrun have partnered together to create a The Secret World television series.
The television series is based on the universe of The Secret World and will follow a team of undercover agents and the shadowy war between the game’s secret societies. Central to the plot of the series is also the war against the supernatural Giddings have partnered together to produce a television series based off the MMO, The Secret World. The agent’s adventures will span across our world and multiple dimensions. There is also talk of incorporating ancient myths and legends alongside today’s conspiracy theories and headline news.
“The Secret World universe is full of stories just waiting to be told,” says Funcom CEO Rui Casais. “From secret societies to myths and legends that are all coming true, The Secret World captures some of humanity’s greatest mysteries and asks “what if?”. As the developers of The Secret World and Secret World Legends, we think it is a fantastic premise for a television show and one we hope will capture the collective imagination of the audience.”
“It is one of the most character-driven and well-developed games I know of,” says Gudrun Giddings, who optioned the media rights back in 2012. “Hence it naturally lends itself to fantastical storylines with intriguing characters, a thrilling, and binge-worthy international TV show.”
Sam Sarkar, who developed the project from its inception with Gudrun Giddings said: “From the moment Gudrun first brought this to me, I loved this property. I live for conspiracy theory. I don’t believe it, but I love it. This is the secret story of the people who rule the people who rule the world.”
We took a look at the reincarnation of The Secret World, The Secret World Legends, and you can read our review of that, here. There is currently no word when the television series will premiere.