Inquisitor Eisenhorn To Become A TV Star In New Show Pitch

July 18, 2019 by brennon

Games Workshop announced yesterday that Big Light Productions are going to be working with them to bring a Warhammer 40,000 TV show to your screens featuring everyone's favourite rogue Inquisitor, Eisenhorn.

Eisenhorn Art - Games Workshop

Following one of the Inquisitors, and particularly this one, seems to make a lot of sense. Inquisitors deal with not just brutal bloody clashes against daemons and the like but also plenty of intrigue and skullduggery behind the scenes. This should make for an interesting mix of both action and investigation as the story unfolds. Plus, they have a wealth of content to draw on from the existing lore.

Dan Abnett said...

“Gregor Eisenhorn is a relentless force in the Dark Future of the Warhammer universe: a destroyer of daemons and a purger of heretics, implacable, powerful and dedicated. But the appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity. He is not the simple, ruthless hero he appears to be. His battle with the Warp leads him into dark places and forces him to question his duty, his understanding of the Imperium, and his own identity. With Eisenhorn, it’s not just the adventures, and they are certainly vivid: it’s the journey he takes to the very limits of what he is and what it means to be loyal.”

It should also lay down a lot of the groundwork for other aspects of the Imperium to come to life on the screen too. Getting to know the workings of the Imperium will be great for newcomers to the franchise and then you can throw some Space Marines at them later on down the line!

Frank Spotnitz, who was involved with Man In The High Castle and X-Files told us his thoughts too...

“We are delighted to collaborate with Games Workshop to develop the beloved visionary world of Warhammer 40,000 into a TV series. Warhammer 40,000 is steeped in rich and complex lore, with a myriad of traditions and stories that have accumulated over time in this thrilling and complex world, making it one of the most exciting properties to adapt for television audiences and the franchise’s loyal global fanbase. There is nothing else like it on television, and we are incredibly excited to tap into our own experience creating imaginative, complex and compelling worlds to bring this incredible saga to the screen.”

I have always thought that Warhammer 40,000 and Warhammer/Age Of Sigmar would work best in an animated context. I think that would be where you'd be able to portray the over-the-top action that you witness on the battlefield and in the dark corners of the Imperium.

TV Show Development - Games Workshop

However, if you're going with real-life actors then I think keeping things to this Inquisitorial level makes a lot of sense. It means they won't end up blowing their budget on the first big battle scene!

So, what do you make of the idea?

"This should make for an interesting mix of both action and investigation as the story unfolds..."

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