Ubisoft is Developing a Live-Action Pirate Series Based on Their New Game SKULL & BONES
The video game publisher has a new pirate-themed game coming out in the near future called Skull & Bones and they are now developing it as a live-action series as well. They are teaming up with Atlas Entertainment (Dirty John, 12 Monkeys) to produce the drama and it sounds like it could be cool!
The game is set during the end of the Golden Age of Piracy and it lets players customize their own ships, sail the Indian Ocean, and wage naval combat in both solo and co-operative gameplay.
Not much is known about the story that the series will tell, but Variety reports that it will feature a female lead. I think a series like this that revolves around pirates has great potential. I love pirates and I’ll definitely be looking forward to this show and hope that it turns out good.
Amanda Segel is set to write the pilot and executive produce it. Segel previously executive produced the series adaptation of Stephen King’s The Mist. She also co-executive produced the CBS series Person of Interest. She’s currently adapting the novel Autonomous for AMC.
This isn’t the only Ubisoft project in development. They are working on a film based on Tom Clancy’s The Division starring actors Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain; a live-action series based on its fairy tale-like game Child of Light; and a film based on their VR title Werewolves Within.
What are your thoughts on Ubisoft developing a pirate series based on their upcoming game Skull & Bones?