The Console Wars Book Is Becoming A TV Series And Documentary For CBS All Access
The story about the battle between Sega and Nintendo is being made into a documentary and a TV show.
An adaptation of Blake Harris' 2014 book Console Wars--which tells the story of the battle between Nintendo and Sega in the '90s--is headed to CBS All-Access where it'll get a feature documentary and a TV series.
According to Deadline, the documentary is being directed by Harris and Jonah Tulis. Oscar-winner Doug Blush is producing. As announced previously, comedians Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg are executively producing the documentary.
As for the TV show, which will be a limited series, Kong: Skull Island director Jordan Vogt-Roberts--who is also directing the upcoming Metal Gear Solid movie--is attached to direct. Mike Rosolio (American Vandal) is writing it.
The Console Wars book, "Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle That Defined a Generation," centers on the story of former Sega executive Tom Kalinske, who led the company's American division in the '90s during its heyday, and helped launched the Sega Genesis that further accelerated Sega's place in the gaming world. As its full title suggests, the book, which is based on numerous interviews, also goes into Sega's battle against Nintendo for dominance in the gaming industry.
The companies were indeed rivals, with Sega putting out a commercial that proclaimed, "Genesis does what Nintendon't." Given all the behind-the-scenes business drama between Sega, Nintendo, and other companies, the Console Wars TV show seems like it has potential be a very intriguing show.
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