April 6, 2021 – After recently acquiring Hollywood studio eOne, Hasbro is looking at it’s entire catalog of board games for entertainment opportunities. After announcing a few projects already in the works, Hasbro also recently revealed that they have many un-scripted projects in the works based on some of the world’s most popular brands.
The company is developing an animated series in the Clue Universe, plotting the film and television world of Dungeons & Dragons and is working on a scripted version of Risk from the same people that brought you House of Cards.
Deadline reported in a story eOne has been stepping up its IP drive since it was acquired by Hasbro at the end of 2019 even harder than we already know.
It is now extending this strategy to the unscripted business – a world that has recently seen developments including Fremantle and Mattel working on a TV version of Whac-A-Mole and Propagate working with Mattel on a gameshow based on Uno.
“Right when Lego Masters worked really well is when Hasbro acquired eOne, and the light bulb went off. We have all this IP so we started developing shiny floor shows and different types of formats where we’re starting with a piece of IP instead of starting from scratch,” Geno McDermott, President, U.S. Alternative Programming – Unscripted Television, told Deadline.
There is no word yet on exactly what titles will become television reality, but I am sure that by putting this out there what Hasbro really wants is for everyone to write in and tell them your favorites. This company owns so many titles spanning the years and audience belovedness. This wikipedia page is a handy guide to a list of their titles.