Acclaimed novel Masters of Doom, a nonfiction telling of the history behind the development of ID Software’s 1993 classic Doom, will be getting adapted into a TV series for USA Networks. Coming from Ramona Films, James and Dave Franco’s production company, a pilot order has been given that is looking set to be turned into an anthology series.
The pilot will be written and produced by Tom Bissell, a WGA Award-winning writer that has penned numerous scripts for video games including Gears of War 4 and Uncharted: The Lost Legacy. Executive producers include Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Eric Robinson, and Jeremy Bell, James Franco, Dave Franco, Vince Jolivette, and Elizabeth Haggard. D.J. Goldberg of The Gotham Group will be co-executive producing.
The story behind the creation of Doom is perfect for a drama series, so I’m eager to see how this turns out. I’m not sure there needs to be more than a single season, but it might be interesting to ponder about how modern-day versions of ID Software alumni would react to the changes of the video game industry. Regardless of what happens, this series likely won’t be airing before 2020.
USA Network Orders ‘Masters Of Doom‘ Pilot Produced By James & Dave Franco [Deadline]