Battlefield: Bad Company television show in production

Fox is creating the Battlefield TV show you didn't know you always wanted

Deadline is reporting that Fox has picked up the rights to create a Battlefield: Bad Company television show based on the Electronic Arts title. Adam Sandler's Happy Madison production company, Sony TV, and writer John Eisendrath are working together to adapt the game.

Battlefield: Bad Company was a single-player spin-off for the multiplayer-centric Battlefield series. The game was released in 2008 and featured four former soldiers against a group of mercenaries called the Legionnaires. The DICE-developed game skipped the gritty-realism featured in most military shooters to go with a more humorous, over-the-top tale. The game was followed with a sequel in 2010, Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

This is the second EA property to go transmedia. The first is Need for Speed, which is being developed as film by Dreamworks.

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Rick Lopez Illustrator, Graphic Designer 4 years ago
It needs to have lots a blood, bullets, explosions and yelling... If not Im not watching.
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Hugo Trepanier Game Designer, Behaviour Interactive4 years ago
I don't remember Bad Company 2 being especially bloody, Rick. It needs to have a lot of action, humour, explosions and silly dialogues.
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Craig Page El Presidente, Awesome Enterprises4 years ago
Haven't played Bad Company 2, but the first one had an entertaining story, and computer team mates so like-able I kind of missed them during the solo missions.

Will the TV series also mimic Xbox Live by having random singing kids and racists in the background?
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Stephen Woollard Online Infrastructure Specialist, Electronic Arts4 years ago
I'll say the same here as I did when I heard about it yesterday - will they end every episode by regrouping at the smoke?
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Curt Sampson Sofware Developer 4 years ago
...and computer team mates so like-able I kind of missed them during the solo missions.

Yeah, I quite enjoyed the amusing dialogue and the like in the Bad Company pair of games, too. That's what made them my favourite of all the BF games I've played. BF3's single-player campaign was rather bland in comparison.

I think that that's what gives this adaptation some hope of being interesting; Bad Company had some semblance of decent story (if over-the-top, as others have said) and interesting characters, both of which are not critical to computer games but are to non-interactive media.
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