Vampyr television series rights secured by Fox21, to be produced by live-action Life is Strange team

We mentioned how DontNod had an interesting world on their hands with Vampyr. Now we'll see it come to life in a different way.

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Vampyr has been quite the hit for developer DontNod and publisher Focus Home Interactive. The publisher saw its Q1 revenue rise on the back of the action game's sales and it looks like Vampyr's intriguing narrative could see new life in another entertainment medium. Today, Focus Home Interactive announced that the television rights for Vampyr have been acquired by Fox21 and the show will be adapted by Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment.

“We believe it is a fantastic premise for a television show," DontNod CEO Oskar Guilbert said in the press release. "This is a new and exciting way for fans of the game, as well as the uninitiated, to enter and engage with VAMPYR’S rich, deep story. We cannot wait to see how the talented team at FOX21 will bring out the darkly atmospheric universe of our game into television.”

DJ2 Entertainment's relationship with DontNod and Focus Home started with Life is Strange, which is also getting a live-action television series. It's not certain at this time if the Vampyr series will be live-action or animated. In our review for Vampyr, the environment and sound design for the game were highly regarded and will be crucial to the television series reflecting the game's dark tone. 

Vampyr is available now on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Stay tuned to Shacknews for additional updates.

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