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Ubisoft developing Blood Dragon and Watch Dogs TV shows

Ubisoft is defanging some M-rated IP, developing kid-friendly takes on Far Cry and Watch Dogs. Watch Puppies, if you will.



Ubisoft Blood Dragon TV series
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Could this mean that those Ubisoft South Park RPGs will finally get a TV tie-in?

Ubisoft’s film-and-television division is developing a fairly extensive slate of animated TV shows, per the Hollywood Reporter.

The Parisian games giant has announced kid-friendly takes on the Far Cry and Watch Dogs IP. Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe, is a YA series that will tie-in with Far Cry 3’s Blood Dragon expansion. Additionally, Ubisoft is developing a “cybermystery” series to adapt the Watch Dogs brand for tweens. Presumably, given the age group target, it will be based on the meme-friendly Watch Dogs 2, rather than the very dour and murdery first game. Or maybe it’ll feature Legion’s hacking nana, one of the stars of this year’s E3?


The publisher is also planning a movie based on the successful Rabbids Invasion series. And, Ubisoft is also adapting Rayman and mobile game Hungry Sharks into children’s shows.

The Paris-based publisher is also branching out into TV aimed at adults. At E3 this year, Rob McElhenney, of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia fame, appeared on stage during Ubisoft’s press conference. The comedian is developing a series called Mythic Quest, “satirising” the development of a popular MMO. Ubisoft Motion Pictures is involved in the production of the Apple TV+ exclusive series. (Though when a show looks almost exactly like real life, and doesn’t seem to feature any barbs or laughs or commentary, is it still satire? – Ed.)

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