The dark and mysterious setting of Secret World Legends has begun making its way to television. Funcom announced a partnership with Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil production company to produce a TV series based on the massively multiplayer online role-playing turned shared world RPG.
Depp will serve as a producer for The Secret World TV series along with his sister Christi Dembrowski, plus Sam Sarkar and Gudrun Giddings. Pam Veasey (CSI: Cyber, The Tomorrow People, CSI: NY) will serve as the show runner, and the pilot was written by James V. Hart (Hook, Dracula, Contact) and Jake Hart.
The Secret World TV series will focus on a team of undercover agents as they deal with a shadow war between the secret societies of the Illuminati, the Dragon, and the Templar plus battle. There are supernatural forces also at play with creatures from multiple dimensions and ancient myth.
There’s no mention of a premiere date for the pilot yet or a mention of any cast members. It is presumably just starting production and has some work to get through before appearing in people’s homes.
For those unfamiliar, The Secret World originally launched in 2012 as a massively multiplayer online role-playing game. The plot involves the three secret societies but is heavily vested in bringing works of horror from Stephen King, H.P. Lovecraft, and other horror writers.