​Apple And Ubisoft 'Partnering Up To Make Comedy Set In A Video Game Studio'

According to reports, Apple are currently working on a filmed comedy project and they've brought along Ubisoft to help with the setting.

Variety suggests that the tech giants wish to base their comedy in and around a video game studio, which is why the Far Cry creators are supposedly on board.

They also report that It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia duo Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day have been hired as executive producers, and they'll create a 30 minute script for the unnamed project.

The Hollywood Reporter says the 'cutting-edge' series will also star Day, and it will 'explore the intricacies of the human condition through hilarious and innovative ways'.

Lionsgate-3 Arts Entertainment are set to produce the show alongside Ubisoft, with Lionsgate's Michael Rotenberg, and Nicholas Frenkel teaming up with with Jason Altman, Gérard Guillemot, and Danielle Kreinik from the game developers.

Details of the project are sparse but we can imagine Ubisoft being more than happy to help. They'll probably be seeking more on-screen action to follow on from their Assassin's Creed movie, so there's no reason to suggest this info isn't legit.

Apple have been trying to get on the 'originals' market since 2016, and have been involved in Planet of the Apps and Carpool Karaoke: The Series.

Whether this new venture will pay off is anyone's guess, but it's a pretty unique idea for a TV show and I reckon quite a few people would give it a go.

So, what do you think about this news? Would you watch it? Or do you think it's a bad idea? I've always wondered how devs cope with a game being cancelled, I never thought it would be funny, though.

Featured Image Credit: Apple/Ubisoft

Matthew McGladdery

Matthew McGladdery graduated with a BA in Broadcast Journalism from Salford University, where he worked at Revolution 96.2, Global Radio, and Fleetwood F.C. When he left university, he took on the role of co-editor for the Salfordian and worked as freelancer for the likes of BBC Sport. He continues to work in sport but loves talking all things Xbox, PS4, and PC just as much.

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