A Call of Duty TV series is allegedly in the works
by Danny Craig ·
According to a recent leak, Activision’s hit FPS franchise is receiving an independently made TV adaptation set to release in May 2023.
- The Call of Duty (COD) show will be based on the rebooted Modern Warfare franchise, with the most recent entry being 2022's Modern Warfare II (MWII), according to an Italian leaker, Capo del Mondo. While a show based on the rather generic shooter franchise may seem like a bad idea, the reboot was massively popular and credited with reviving the franchise's waning popularity amongst the casual audience, so there's a chance this is a real, official project.
- Capo del Mondo is a well-known leaker and member of the COD community over in Italy, according to Uagna, and appears to be reliable, having been behind some leaks in the past. To add credibility to the information, they were able to provide what appear to be screenshots from the in-production show in a new YouTube video. The alleged leaked images show that iconic characters Soap, Ghost, Roach, Price, and the generic American bad guy, Shepherd, will all appear.
- According to Uagna, the show has not yet finished filming, although the first few episodes have been completed, thus the image leak. The show is said to be produced by an independent Italian company. The directors have allegedly previously worked with Amazon Prime Video; however, it has not been confirmed whether the series will be available for streaming on the platform. A trailer is reportedly in the works and will be released soon, with the show's official release date set for May.
Other noteworthy COD news:
- According to Bloomberg's Jason Schreier, the story of MWII will be continued in Sledgehammer Games' 2023 COD release, which will be "more Modern Warfare," with much of its content being similar. Before Activision decided to switch back to a full game release, the game was apparently intended to be "premium DLC" for MWII.
- Microsoft announced a 10-year legally binding agreement with Nintendo to bring Xbox console titles to Nintendo platforms. Despite the fact that the acquisition of Activision-Blizzard has not yet been finalized, future COD titles will be released on both platforms on the same day, according to the announcement.
- The COD title for 2024 may be released on last-generation consoles. Despite the fact that the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are almost a decade old, next year's COD could be the franchise's final release as the games become more demanding. Given that the newest generation has been around for almost three years, it wouldn't be surprising to see Activision drop support for the consoles with the next release, but it appears that some have yet to upgrade.