Elder Scrolls TV Series Rumored To Be In The Works At Netflix
With the pandemic still very much upon us, streaming services are currently reigning supreme as the premier means to absorb new TV series’ and movies. That fact became ever evident over the past few months as the likes of Disney and Warner Bros. significantly shifted release plans to prioritize first-party platforms. In this scramble to sit atop the streaming throne, Netflix has already made pretty incredible moves securing video game adaptations for its library, including shows like The Witcher, Castlevania, and a pair of Resident Evil series’ coming in 2021. However, a new rumor now appears to suggest Netflix is planning to quadruple-dip into the realm of gaming with a new Elder Scrolls TV show.
This bit of speculation comes from storied industry insider Daniel Richtman, who recently reported a new series based on Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls series is currently in development at Netflix. As this tidbit was posed as little else than a rumor, not much else was offered in terms of extra information. However, he did suggest the project will reportedly feature a similar scale as The Witcher – that is, if the project comes to fruition. Though this rumor isn’t a confirmation, Richtman has revealed news regarding Netflix adaptations in the past, including spin-off shows based on The Witcher.
Considering season 1 of The Witcher was well-received by fans and newcomers alike, it would be no surprise that Netflix might try to follow-up its success with another adventure-based game adaptation. The immense lore surrounding the series would lend plenty to a prospective Elder Scrolls TV show and the high-fantasy locale of Tamriel would almost certainly call for a Witcher-sized budget. With that said, it’s also worth noting The Elder Scrolls is largely steeped in player-chosen paths, and adapting such RPG mechanics might be next to impossible to portray in a linear medium such as a TV series. If it does end up happening, Netflix’s best bet may be to go in an original route that doesn’t directly follow the games.
What do you think? Would you be excited for an Elder Scrolls TV series, or do you feel that video games are where the series belongs? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:
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