Great News For Sci-Fi Fans: You’re Getting an EVE Online TV Series
The extremely popular MMORPG EVE Online, developed by CCP Games, will be getting its own Game-of-Thrones-caliber show. The game is set more than 21,000 years in the future, where humanity, having used up all of Earth’s resources, has begun colonizing the rest of the Milky Way. This, as it did on Earth, led to continued fighting and competition for the resources. However, the discovery of a natural wormhole leading to an unexplored galaxy changes the game (pun so fully intended, you don’t even know, SON!) The wormhole is stabilized using a massive gate called EVE, which serves as a bridge between the Milky Way colonies and the new intergalactic colonies of “New Eden.” However, soon after the colonists arrive, the wormhole collapses, destroying the gate and cutting them off from the Earth, and supplies. And though many of the colonists died off, many survived, and over Millenia, built up new civilizations. Five major distinct societies rose: the Amarr Empire, the Caldari State, the Gallente Federation, the Minmatar Republic and the Jove Directorate.
Hilmar Veigar Pétursson, CEO of CCP Games, told Wired they are “actively working” to bring to life an EVE Online TV series. It would most likely be a huge success, given the loyal and massive fan base. Here’s what he had to say about the whole thing:
“We’re actually exploring that with Ridley Scott’s production company and Baltasar Kormákur, an Icelandic director. We’re actively working on that. I think we have some traction on it. It’s a very big idea obviously – doing a television series is something that takes years to get going. I think House of Cards took around seven years to get going…
I think there’s a huge opportunity to bring EVE Online’s stories that have already happened into something like a television series.[Not] a movie – EVE is the size of Game of Thrones, and you couldn’t make a movie about Game of Thrones, it’s just way too big. EVE Online is at that scale, so I think a TV series is something that makes sense.”
What do you think about this? Are you a fan of the game? Would you like to see an EVE Online TV Series? And if you had your pick, who would you want to serve as the showrunner? And if you have a minute, be sure to check out Wired’s article on how EVE Online is using game data to “decode” the human body. Fascinating stuff.
Image: Eve Online, CCP Games