John Wick Writer to Pen Dungeons & Dragons Live-Action Series
John Wick creator and writer, Derek Kolstad, is set to write and develop a pitch for a live-action Dungeons & Dragons series.
This news comes by way of The Hollywood Reporter that states Kolstad is penning the series for Paramount and Hasbro’s entertainment studio, eOne, which is the same studio developing a Dungeons & Dragons movie starring Chris Pine. Kolstad’s series isn’t the only series in the works as eONe is already working with and looking for more writers to pen multiple projects set in the Dungeons & Dragons universe, according to the report.
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No plot details were given for this series, but it will be live-action and it will be the first official Dungeons & Dragons TV show since the animated television series, Dungeons & Dragons, which ran from 1983 to 1985.
Kolstad not only created the character of John Wick, but he wrote the first John Wick movie and worked on the two sequels in the series. He’s also a writer on Marvel’s upcoming The Falcon and the Winter Soldier Disney Plus series. In 2019, it was revealed that Kolstad was also working on a feature film set on the video game franchise, Just Cause, and that he would be the screenwriter for the movie.
While little is known about this series, it’s safe to say that Kolstad has a lot of source material to pull from considering the breadth of Dungeons & Dragons content in the multiple decades it has been around.
While waiting for more details to arise about this live-action Dungeons & Dragons TV series, read about the new Dungeons & Dragons book, Candlekeep Mysteries, that was announced this week. Be sure to check out this story about the Dungeons & Dragons movie starring Chris Pine coming in 2022 after that and then check out these shots of the Beadle & Grimm’s Curse of Strahd: Legendary Edition set recently revealed.
Wesley LeBlanc is a freelance news writer and guide maker for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter @LeBlancWes.