Masters Of DOOM TV Series In The Works, James And Dave Franco Producing
DOOM is a franchise popular for its hellishly-unabashed running-and-gunning gameplay, but the franchise was deemed a full-blown phenomenon when the original released back in 1993. The id Sofware title innovated the first-person shooter genre and almost single-handedly popularized PC gaming throughout the 90s, an incredible real-life story chronicled in the 2003 book Masters of DOOM by David Kushner.
According to Deadline, this rise of id Sofware is now set to get a TV adaptation from USA Network, the channel officially ordering a pilot with actors James and Dave Franco attached to produce with Ramona Films. The outlet described the TV adaptation as “the true story of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America who, along with a group of rebellious misfits, created one of the biggest franchise hits of the 90s, the video game DOOM.”
The Masters of DOOM series is set to be written and executive produced by Tom Bissell, who holds credits on several notable game franchises such as Gears of War, Battlefield, and Uncharted. While only a pilot has been greenlit as of yet, Deadline reports the series is “being eyed as an anthology series,” the first season following the formative years of id Software and depicting co-founders John Carmack and John Romero as “best friends who became bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire and transformed pop culture forever.”
There have quite a few dramatic stories of video game development depicted over the years, Masters of DOOM being a pretty solid pick for a TV series due to its compelling dynamic between Carmack and Romero. Additional stories set in the gaming industry are set to get small-screen adaptations in the future, including the SEGA vs. Nintendo “Console Wars” as well as ‘Mythic Quest: Raven’s Banquet,’ a hilarious parody following the stars of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
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