Fox developing Bad Company TV show?
Hollywood news site says network planning hour-long action-comedy based on EA's shooter series to be written by Alias producer and assisted by Adam Sandler's production company.
Electronic Arts' Battlefield: Bad Company series is not headed to the big screen, but rather the small screen. That's according to Deadline, which reports today that broadcasting company Fox is developing an hour-long action-comedy based on the popular Battlefield spinoff series.
Alias producer John Eisendrath is heading up the effort, serving as executive producer and writer for the series. He will receive assistance from Sony TV and Happy Madison, the production company founded by Adam Sandler (Big Daddy, Bedtime Stories).
On EA's side, DICE executive producer Patrick Bach and EA vice president of entertainment Patrick O'Brien are attached to the project.
The Bad Company TV show will reportedly follow the game's four main soldiers soldiers as they leave military life and transition into the private sector. Trouble, of course, presents itself, and the soldiers must escape the clutches of a shadowy government unit.
An EA representative was not immediately available for comment.
The Battlefield: Bad Company series has been a critical and commercial success for EA. The most recent entry in the series was 2010's Battlefield: Bad Company 2, which won warm reviews upon launch, and sold nearly 6 million copies.
Additionally, Battlefield: Bad Company 3 is rumored to be in development.