Just today, Ubisoft revealed a cluster of television-related news for the publisher’s catalogue of titles. Stealing headlines with the juicy announcement of Far Cry 3-inspired Captain Laserhawk: A Blood Dragon Vibe for the young adult audience, Ubisoft also shared to have a sweeter side of the apple project as well. Announcing that there will be a Watch Dogs television series for a younger demographic compared to the Far Cry project.
More specifically aimed towards the “tweens” age group ranging from age 8 to age 12. Ubisoft Film & Television Paris Managing Director Helene Juguet expands on this new show by explaining that the premise of the show is a “cybermystery” starring a teenaged hacker who distinguishes crimes within her high school.
While players of Watch Dogs clearly know that the series stands at an M-rating/PEGI 18, Ubisoft plans to lighten up on the violence the games portray when it comes to the new series. However, the show will not be connected to the current titles despite sharing the same universe.
To clarify, the animated television show involving hacking is inspired by the themes and ideas of the Watch Dogs brand but it is not set in the same universe or tied to it directly.
While this does stand out to be an unusual way for a video game series to reimagine itself for television, Ubisoft does show to be well prepared for yet another younger audience project. Seeing that the publisher is already on its fourth season of the Rabbids Invasion, this could potentially be yet another hit in the making if the show illustrates to be something of worth watching for the aimed and possibly older audiences as well.
Do you think you would enjoy a younger-aimed Watch Dogs show?
Source: The Hollywood Reporter