The live action Dungeons and Dragons television show should still be moving forward despite Hasbro’s plans to sell its eOne studio arm. Earlier this week, Hasbro officially announced plans to sell eOne, the production company working on a mix of programs based on various Hasbro brands and original programs such as Yellow jackets. Today, Deadline released a report that provided some clarity on what might happen with some of eOne’s current projects, including a live action one Dungeons and Dragons television show directed by Rawson Marshall Thurber. Deadline reports that the live action Dungeons and Dragons TV show was shopped to potential buyers (platforms such as Netflix or television networks that would carry the program) and had even received bids from interested parties, only to have the process “interrupted” by Hasbro’s announcement that it intended to sell eOne.
Despite the hiatus, Deadline’s sources are optimistic about the Dungeons and Dragons show headed to TV, with a source noting that the script for the pilot episode was “good”. “I think buyers still want Dungeons and Dragons because the brand is important, the script is good and Rawson Marshall Thurber is an exciting piece of talent,” an unnamed source told Deadline.
Deadline also notes that Hasbro CEO Chris Cocks sent a note to eOne employees expressing his desire to find a buyer who would continue to work with Hasbro as eOne employees were passionate about various IP Hasbro addresses. Additionally, Hasbro would likely retain some sort of scaled-down production operation to work on unscripted programs based on Hasbro IPs, and the number of ongoing scripted series projects may also necessitate Hasbro retaining some sort of production department for those types of projects as well .
Meanwhile, Dungeons & Dragons: honor among thieves will be released at the end of March 2023. The film is eOne’s biggest project to date, with high hopes that the film will potentially launch a larger franchise.
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