Deadline is reporting that Johnny Depp’s Infinitum Nihil is teaming up with Gudrun Giddings’ G4C Innovation for a TV adaptation of Funcom’s hit MMO video game The Secret World, which is being written by James V. Hart (Hook) and Jake Hart, with Pam Veasey (CSI: NY) serving as showrunner.
The Secret World centres on “a team of undercover agents and the shadowy war between secret societies: the Illuminati, Dragon and the Templar. Central to the plot is their battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world, and incorporates the realms of ancient myths and legends, as well as today’s conspiracy theories and headline news.”
“The Secret World universe is full of stories just waiting to be told,” states Rui Casais, CEO of Funcom. From secret societies to myths and legends that are all coming true, The Secret World captures some of humanity’s greatest mysteries and asks ‘What if?’”
“It’s one of the most character driven and well developed games I know of and naturally lends itself to fantastical storylines with intriguing characters, a thrilling and binge-worthy international TV show,” added Giddings, who first optioned the rights to the game back in 2012.