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Dungeons & Dragons is getting a live-action TV series

Eight episodes on Paramount+

A Dungeons & Dragons TV series has been greenlit by Paramount+. The streaming service have given the project an eight-episode order, with Rawson Marshall Thurber, the writer and director of Netflix's Red Notice, to write and direct the first episode.

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Deadline report that the project has been shopped around since November 2022, with "multiple buyers" and Paramount+ eventually winning out. Paramount+ is currently the home for the Halo live-action TV series.

Rawson Marshall Thurber's previous project was Red Notice, a movie starring Ryan Reynolds, Gal Gadot and The Rock which looked to me, from trailers, like it had been algorithmically constructed. It was - perhaps as a result of being algorithmically constructed - apparently Netflix's most watched film of all time. In fairness, Thurber also directed Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, a movie I have an unreasonable affection for,

The TV series will arrive not long after a D&D movie, Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves, which is due to release this March. It's written and directed by Spider-Man: Homecoming writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein and stars Chris Pine and Michelle Rodriguez. The TV series seems to be a completely separate thing.

There's a lot going on with D&D at the moment, between the movie, the TV series, the announcement of One D&D, several in-development video games (including Baldur's Gate 3, due to leave early access this year) and several cancelled video games.

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