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Bioware to release live-action Dragon Age TV show

The Guild's Felicia Day to write and star in fantasy miniseries

Bioware and EA are to promote upcoming game Dragon Age 2 with an online, live-action TV show.

Dragon Age: Redemption will star actor Felicia Day as Elven assassin Tallis. Day will also write the six-episode series, due for release online later this year.

Day, who is currently teasing a 'mystery project' for gamers on Twitter, seems as-yet unaware that USA Today has already revealed it.

She told the paper that she was working with Independence Day and Lost veterans on the show. " "They are going to take this a step above what we have seen on the Web before.

"Just being able to make a Web series that is tied with such a huge property ... really the premier role-playing game out there, this is a dream project come true."

Observed Bioware co-founder Dr Greg Zeschuk, "We are really, really excited to work with people like her who have a passion and appreciation for the content and a really good history of quality."

Day is already renowned in gaming circles for her self-penned web series The Guild, a comedy show about a group of MMO players.

Dragon Age II launches March 8.

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Latest comments (17)

Lawrence Makin Audio 5 years ago
Oh please no. This can only have one outcome. When will the game/tv/film industry learn that games do not translate well to the small/silver screens?
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@Lawrence +1
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James Prendergast Research Chemist 5 years ago
Hawk the Slayer was great! (/Spaced) I can see no downside to this!

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Finlay Thewlis Studying Game Design & Production Management, University of Abertay Dundee5 years ago
oh dear
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We'll be fine, it's Felicia Day who has a say in it, as a gamer herself I'm sure she won't let her and Bioware's fans down, thumbs up if handeled correctly.
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Stephen McCarthy Studying Games Technology, Kingston University5 years ago
@Lawrence +1

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Chris Gilroy5 years ago
It's an original story set in the Dragon Age universe, which already gives it the advantage of not having to try and follow an existing narrative (which is the biggest stumbling block for any adaptation). I have faith that Felicia Day can pull it off.
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Saehoon Lee Lead technical artist, Kuno Interactive5 years ago
Yeah~~~ I wanna see Dragon fights!! Dragon fights! Dragon fights! Dragon fights! :D
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Christopher Hardwick Software Engineer, EA Canada5 years ago
If anyone could pull this off it's Felicia Day.
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Bonnie Patterson Narrative Designer, Writer 5 years ago
I want it to be good, but fantasy on TV has so many truly dreadful series in its history...
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Robert Abercrombie Assistant Producer, Vanguard Entertainment Group5 years ago
Reminds me
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Robert Abercrombie Assistant Producer, Vanguard Entertainment Group5 years ago
Reminds me of the TV show for Myth of Soma, anyone happens to know if those are viewable anywhere?
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Shane Sweeney Academic 5 years ago
Its going to be terrible, but it has Felicia Day! :)
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Howard Parry5 years ago
Everyone loves Felicia, of course it will work
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Shaun Farol Studying Computer Information Systems, California Polytechnic State University5 years ago
Felicia Day isn't some Olivia Munn who used her boobs as an "in" and doesn't know a thing about gaming. Day is a genuine gamer and if anyone can make this happen it is her.
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Patrick Williams Medicine and Research 5 years ago
I'm with Shane on this one.
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Jordan Willgohs5 years ago
I think Felicia Day can pull it off, and as Chris Gilroy points out it is following its own story, which should help ensure quality. Think of it as an even more in depth version of what Assassins Creed did with its live action videos before AC2's release.
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