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Hollywood aims to make a TV show based on Funcom's The Secret World

It's a notable move by venerable developer Funcom to propel its intellectual property into another medium of entertainment, albeit one that seems to have been brewing for some time.

Norwegian game dev Funcom Entertainment confirmed today that it's working with American film production company Infinitum Nihil and producer Gudrun Giddings to make a TV series based on its massively-multiplayer online game The Secret World.

It's a notable move by Funcom to propel its intellectual property into another medium of entertainment, albeit one that seems to have been brewing for some time; Giddings (who leads her own production company, G4C Innovation) reportedly optioned media rights to The Secret World back when it launched in 2012.

"It is one of the most character-driven and well-developed games I know of,” she stated in a press release. “Hence it naturally lends itself to fantastical storylines with intriguing characters, a thrilling, and binge-worthy international TV show.” No further details were given on when or where said show might someday play.

This news is surfacing as The Secret World is celebrating its fifth birthday, albeit in a revamped form. The game was heavily overhauled earlier this year and rebooted as the fully free-to-play Secret World Legends; last month some of the lead devs on the project spoke at length about the transition on a Gamasutra Twitch stream that's well worth a watch.

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