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Gearbox announces Brothers in Arms TV series in development

Showrunner of The Shield signs on for WWII show

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Gearbox Software’s Brothers in Arms series hasn’t seen a mainline entry since 2008’s Brother in Arms: Hell’s Highway. But on Monday, the studio announced the World War II franchise is in development to become a live-action TV show, thanks to a partnership with Marla Studios, a production company specializing in transitioning video games to film and TV.

The series first season will focus on the biggest scandal of World War II, although the press release doesn’t specify exactly what the scandal is. The Brothers in Arms are based on true events around secret missions in World War II, and it sounds like the television show will continue that tradition.

The Brothers in Arms show boasts a Golden Globe-winning showrunner, Scott Rosenbaum, who has served as producer and showrunner for Queen of the South, V, and Gang Related. He’s best known for his award-winning work as a writer and producer on The Shield.

Here’s what Rosenbaum had to say about Brothers in Arms:

I’m honored to be joining the frontlines of this project and look forward to creating an emotional experience around a title that means so much to the Gearbox. What attracted me to this series was that while it’s effectively a show about war, the series is really about the incredible stories of the ordinary men and women, from the soldiers, resistance groups, to local civilians who are confronted and overcame impossibly difficult, extraordinary situations.

In addition, it’s incredibly exciting to be able to bring these previously classified, unknown stories to an audience, stories that an audience is going to be quite frankly shocked they hadn’t heard before.

In addition to Rosenbaum, Jean-Julien Baronnet (producer on 2016’s Assassin’s Creed movie), Richard Whelan (first assistant director on Band of Brothers Pacific, Captain America, and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw), and Sean Haran (Brothers in Arms video game series producer and chief business officer at Gearbox) will help pen the script. Gearbox Software co-founder, Randy Pitchford, will serve as a producer on the series.

This news comes only a couple months after Gearbox’s partnership with Eli Roth for a Borderlands movie.

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