Published Jan 12, 2021The classic strategy board game Risk is being developed by eOne and parent company Hasbro for a television series, with House of Cards creator Beau Willimon on board to produce.
As eOne president of global television, Michael Lombardo, told The Hollywood Reporter, "In Beau, we've found an amazing combination of brilliant producer, singular creator, and avid fan of Risk. We can't wait to work with him and the rest of the Westward team to reimagine that brand and so much more."
The series has yet to be picked up by a network, but Willamon and Jordan Tappis have signed on under their production company, Westward. The project arrives as part of a first-look deal with the company.
"All of us at Westward are thrilled to join forces with eOne to bring to life some of the most successful IP in the marketplace as well as partner on our extensive slate of scripted television shows," the company wrote in a statement. "We're excited to develop Risk as our first project together."
So far, few other details about the series have been announced, though it's fair to imagine that the classic game's themes of war, conquest and diplomacy will factor into the script. At least with its notoriously long playtime, the game will serve as a rich foundation from which to draw narratives, though it remains unclear whether the game itself will be featured in the series.