The Secret World Is Getting A TV Series

Johnny Depp’s Film Company Producing Secret World TV Show 1

A TV series based on Funcom's MMO The Secret World is on the way. He spoke enthusiastically of the "fantastical storylines" and "intriguing characters" possible in a Secret World TV series, with Sarkar adding enigmatically, "This is the secret story of the people who rule the people who rule the world". Heavily influenced by horror fiction and folklore, it's also filled with Transylvanian vampires, Egyptian mummies, zombies, and Lovecraftian entities.

Neither the production schedule for The Secret World, nor information on which station it will air on was provided.

Johnny Depp, Christi Dembrowski, Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings will produce with Veasey.

That success apparently caught the attention of Johnny Depp and his production company Infinitum Nihil, as they are teaming up with The Secret World developer Funcom to create a TV series based on the deep lore of the game's universe.

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Simply titled The Secret World, the show is being written by James V. Hart (Hook, Epic) and Jake Hart. Central to the plot is also the battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world, multiple dimensions, and incorporates the realms of ancient myths and legends as well as today's conspiracy theories and headline news.

"The Secret World universe is full of stories just waiting to be told", said Funcom CEO Rui Casais. It's filled with Lovecraftian monsters, conspiracies, myths, legends, and secret societies. The episodic narrative of the game should lend itself naturally to a TV show format, as Giddings points out in the official announcement.

"It is one of the most character-driven and well-developed games I know of", she stated in a press release. The game originally launched in 2012 and the game allows players to go in solo and even play the entire game that way.

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