Yup, you didn’t hear it here first. You probably heard it in the Hollywood Reporter, or was it the BBC? No? the Guardian?
Well, it’s bloody everywhere so I’m sure you have heard it by now. Amazon have agreed a deal with Games Workshop to make a Warhammer 40,000 TV series. Perhaps even a film….
And yes, Henry Cavill is involved. Henry Cavill stepped down from his role as Superman on Wednesday, reportedly heard saying as he left “Feck this, I can play Inquisitor Eisenhorn!”¹
What will we see?
According to Warhammer Community, the series will be set in the Warhammer 40k universe.
In terms of plots, anything by Dan Abnett is on the table. Abnett already having been involved with Marvel comics and Guardians of the Galaxy. But which of his works could they use? Or, would it be an entirely new character and storyline? Here’s some of his more popular work:
This is probably the lead in terms of fan choice. It makes sense in that it would give anyone experiencing the Warhammer 40k universe for the first time, a good overview of everything from civilian life to life in the combat zones, as well as the grim dark feel of 40k.
First and Only
Gaunt’s Ghosts. Or Sharpe in spaaace! If you want to be thrown in the deep end of combat and the grim dark 40k, this would be a great choice.
While technically not 40k, what better story than the story that started it all? Son against father, brother against brother and the whole reason the 40k universe is what it is today?
What do you think? What story would you like to see made into a series?
¹This is entirely fictional and didn’t actually happen.