Willimon's upcoming series marks the first TV adaptation of the board game.
If your biggest problem with the classic board game Risk is that it hasn't been turned into a TV show, House of Cards creator Beau Willimon has the series announcement just for you.
Willimon's upcoming series marks the first TV adaptation of the board game in which player-controlled armies battle each other on a political world map in a territorial war. Casting and action details for the "risk" adjustment as well as a release date are still in progress.
The upcoming “risk” adjustment is the first collaboration between oOne and Willimon and Jordan Tappis' production company Westward and eOne after their multi-year contract. "Risk" is one of several properties that eOne translates into a movie or TV show. Adaptations of "Power Rangers" with Jonathan Entwistle, "Monopoly", with Kevin Hart, "Action Man", "G.I. Joe" and "Clue" are also in the works.
"As we continue to develop eOne's world-class content plan, we can't think of a more perfect partner than Beau and Jordan – whose award-winning storytelling and imagination are among the best in the business," said Michael Lombardo, president of Global Television, eOne, said in an explanation. “In Beau we have an amazing combination of a brilliant producer, unique creator and avid fan of & # 39; Risk & # 39; found. We can't wait to work with him and the rest of the Westward team to redefine this brand and more. ”
As for Willimon, who worked on the first four seasons of "House of Cards," the "Risk" series will mark his third foray into television. Willimon also created and wrote the first two episodes of "The First," a Sean Penn-directed drama series that premiered on Hulu in 2018. Willimon also has three film credits: he was a screenwriter for executive "Mary Queen of Scots" in 2018 – Jonathan Demmes produced "A Master Builder" in 2013 and co-wrote "The Ides of March" in 2011.
“All of us at Westward are thrilled to bring eOne to life together Some of the most successful IPs out there, as well as partners in our extensive list of scripted TV shows. We are excited to develop "Risk" as our first joint project, "said Willimon and Tappis in a statement.