Warhammer 40,000 started out in 1987 as a tabletop game that used miniatures and has since become a multimedia empire. Now, the iconic franchise will be getting its very first television adaptation with the live-action series Eisenhorn.
Big Light Productions and Games Workshop are collaborating to bring the Warhammer series to life. As The Hollywood Reporter notes, the series will incorporate elements of sci-fi, fantasy and crime and will be executive produced by Frank Spotnitz, who previously worked on Amazon's The Man in High Castle and will also serve as showrunner on the series.
The show will follow Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn and his group of investigators as they trey to outsmart the numerous threats facing humankind in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, such as aliens and demons.
The series will be based on the Warhammer 40,000 novels written by Dan Abnett, who's written dozens of books in the franchise. Abnett also wrote the script for the franchise's only film adaptation thus far, Ultramarines: A Warhammer 40,000 Movie (2010).
"Warhammer 40,000 is steeped in rich and complex lore, with a myriad of traditions and stories that have accumulated over time in this thrilling and complex world, making it one of the most exciting properties to adapt for television audiences and the franchise’s loyal global fanbase," said Spotnitz.
"There is nothing else like it on television, and we are incredibly excited to tap into our own experience creating imaginative, complex and compelling worlds to bring this incredible saga to the screen."
Eisenhorn will be produced by Frank Spotnitz and Emily Feller of Big Light Productions. A release date and potential network or streamer for the series have yet to be announced.