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More than thirty years after the popular miniature wargame debuted, a big-budget, live-action Warhammer 40k TV show is in the works.
Frank Spotnitz, the creator of Amazon’s alternate reality drama The Man in the High Castle, is developing a new futuristic fantasy series called Eisenhorn that’s set within the epic game’s sprawling universe. Learn more about it below.
Deadline - Spotnitz - X-Files - Showrunner - Eisenhorn
According to Deadline, Spotnitz (who also wrote for The X-Files) will serve as the showrunner for Eisenhorn, which marks the first live-action TV show based on the novels, board games, and miniatures in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. I’d never really heard of this property before, but Warhammer 40,000 (or Warhammer 40k, if ya nasty) is a miniature wargame – players assemble and paint their own miniature figures and wage fictional battle on pre-sold terrain models or custom-made creations on a tabletop, rolling dice and simulating combat. Eisenhorn is set in the game’s distant future world, when mankind has almost been wiped out. Here’s the description of the story:
While humanity’s armies wage unending war across a million battlefields, in the darkness, a secret conflict rages – fought by the agents of the Imperial Inquisition. Drawing from sci-fi, fantasy and crime genres, Eisenhorn will see Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn and his band of investigators fight to thwart the monstrous schemes of aliens, heretics and daemons before mankind’s doom is sealed.
Author - Dan - Abnett - Xenox - Malleus
Author Dan Abnett wrote Xenox, Malleus, and Hereticus – collectively known as the Eisenhorn trilogy – with the first entry being published in the early 2000s. That trilogy is providing the basis for Spotnitz’s TV series. Here’s the description of his trilogy...
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