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    Edited By alex
    Like this, but with more fart jokes, and Rob Schneider. Probably.
    Like this, but with more fart jokes, and Rob Schneider. Probably.

    Bucking the trend of developing film adaptations of video games that will likely never come to fruition, EA has decided to partner with Fox and production company Happy Madison to develop a TV adaptation of a video game that will likely never come to fruition. In this case, it's the publisher's Battlefield: Bad Company franchise that's getting the live action treatment, albeit with sights set on the small screen.

    Based on the description from Deadline's story on the subject, the series is being envisioned as a sort of modern A-Team, with a quartet of soldiers moving to the private sector, only to find themselves betrayed by their former commanding officer. Given the game's propensity for humorous explosions and off-color banter, one can surmise that this will not be played particularly straight.

    Writer/producer John Eisendrath (Alias, Felicity) is heading up the project, along with Happy Madison's Doug Robinson, who has most recently served as executive producer of the enduring, if generally execrable David Spade sitcom Rules of Engagement.

    Considering that most video game development deals like this have a tendency to fall apart, one cannot get too excited at this prospect--assuming one could get excited about a TV series based on an offshoot first-person shooter franchise developed by Adam Sandler's production company in the first place.

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    #1  Edited By alex
    Like this, but with more fart jokes, and Rob Schneider. Probably.
    Like this, but with more fart jokes, and Rob Schneider. Probably.

    Bucking the trend of developing film adaptations of video games that will likely never come to fruition, EA has decided to partner with Fox and production company Happy Madison to develop a TV adaptation of a video game that will likely never come to fruition. In this case, it's the publisher's Battlefield: Bad Company franchise that's getting the live action treatment, albeit with sights set on the small screen.

    Based on the description from Deadline's story on the subject, the series is being envisioned as a sort of modern A-Team, with a quartet of soldiers moving to the private sector, only to find themselves betrayed by their former commanding officer. Given the game's propensity for humorous explosions and off-color banter, one can surmise that this will not be played particularly straight.

    Writer/producer John Eisendrath (Alias, Felicity) is heading up the project, along with Happy Madison's Doug Robinson, who has most recently served as executive producer of the enduring, if generally execrable David Spade sitcom Rules of Engagement.

    Considering that most video game development deals like this have a tendency to fall apart, one cannot get too excited at this prospect--assuming one could get excited about a TV series based on an offshoot first-person shooter franchise developed by Adam Sandler's production company in the first place.

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    #2  Edited By jakkblades

    Awesome

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    #3  Edited By porr

    ...................

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    #4  Edited By brownsfantb

    This will probably happen because people will probably watch it, even though it'll be terrible.

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    #5  Edited By JordanaRama

    I adore those games, particularly because of the characters and direction it took. I don't want to be cynical but I can't imagine this show will capture that nearly as well, if at all.

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    #6  Edited By JohnLocke

    I could see this working if the humour style from the first Bad Company game is used.

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    #7  Edited By Nonentity

    This is one of those situations where I'd love to be wrong about it, but... I probably won't be.

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    #8  Edited By Phatmac

    This won't make the light of day, hopefully.

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    #9  Edited By Itwastuesday

    YEEEEAAAAHHHHH

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    #10  Edited By iamjohn
    Battlefield Bad Company will be a TV series.

    Yay!

    Happy Madison... Rules of Engagement.

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!

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    #11  Edited By 49th

    2/10 will not watch dumb idea

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    #12  Edited By UricTheOddball

    I want to be excited about this, but I agree that this will have a very hard time getting on the air.

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    #13  Edited By Ronald

    If the television show doesn't have Truckasaurus Rex in it why bother?

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    #14  Edited By BaneFireLord

    This doesn't sound terrible.

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    #15  Edited By Vlad_Tiberius

    Hopefully no lens flare effects and the actors won't get shot as soon as they enter the stage

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    #16  Edited By bybeach

    Feeling my age.....finally. Thank Gosh nothing did that to me till I read this.

    I actually had a so-so time with Bad Company, though I acknowledge it was meant more or least as much for players like me. Haven't even tried their last effort beyond a 1/2 hour, for cheap om steam.

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    #17  Edited By superjoe

    starring Rob Schneider, Jon Lovitz, Dana Carvey, and Tim Meadows.

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    #18  Edited By Hurricrane

    @iAmJohn said:

    Battlefield Bad Company will be a TV series.

    Yay!

    Happy Madison... Rules of Engagement.

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!

    This. Exactly.

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    #19  Edited By morden2261

    Yes, because if there's one thing this world needs, it's more "entertainment" shat out by Adam Sandler's production house...

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    #21  Edited By drowsap

    @iAmJohn said:

    Battlefield Bad Company will be a TV series.

    Yay!

    Happy Madison... Rules of Engagement.

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!

    This right here lool

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    #22  Edited By Winternet

    If it is a non-nonsensical comedy tv series I am all for it. Especially if it's dumb as hell.

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    #23  Edited By thatdutchguy

    Just get Firefly back on the air ffs.

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    #24  Edited By betterboulder

    PLZ NOE!

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    #25  Edited By Inublade

    Looks like EA is trying to find something else to do after their complete failure at video games.

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    #26  Edited By big_jon

    Are you fucking kidding me? Hey EA why not fuck off with this, scrap BF4 and make BC3 instead, fucking dumb asses.

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    #27  Edited By cornbredx

    I am ok with it in theory but I probably wouldn't watch it. It'd probably work better as a dark comedy on a subscription cable channel imo more in tune with how the games story is. 
     
    But once again Hollywood lacks any vision.

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    #28  Edited By MachoFantastico

    *smashes head against wall*

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    #29  Edited By Giantstalker

    This combination could enter so-bad-it's-good territory, but honestly, I wouldn't hold my breath for it.

    Hopefully it doesn't have the Battlefield name anywhere in the title if it actually gets made, so the main series can continue with an unsullied name.

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    #30  Edited By MeatSim

    I like the banter in the Bad Company games and I like the concept of a modern day A-Team but I have no faith in Happy Madison and we all know these sort of things almost never go well.

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    #31  Edited By AlexanderSheen

    This is not gonna happen, right?

    ...

    Right?

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    #32  Edited By Animasta

    bad company is one game that would work pretty well in this format. we'll see if it happens or is any good but sure

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    #33  Edited By Mendelson9

    This could be cool but once I read that Happy Madison is involved...disgusting. Have they produced anything that was good? This is the company that gave the world Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo and Jack & Jill. Think about that.

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    #34  Edited By DavoTron

    what an earth is this, backwards day or some shit?

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    #35  Edited By onan

    ...Why don't they just put out an updated version of the A-Team and call it a day? They're paying for a license no one still watching television cares about.

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    #37  Edited By hyperfludd

    The idea in general sounds great, but uh..

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    #38  Edited By jillsandwich

    Am I crazy in believing this might actually be awesome?

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    #39  Edited By colourful_hippie

    Please no.

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    #40  Edited By vibratingdonkey

    Well I don't see how this could be good. It could, but...

    @jillsandwich said:

    Am I crazy in believing this might actually be awesome?

    It might. But it's just wishful thinking. If "done right", anything would be fantastic.

    What they should do is take Battlefield's campaign, rip it out, and shove Bad Company in there instead. The design and personality, the not being a forgettable dullard campaign, the SP design attempting to be representative of what Battlefield is about, the having an identity.

    Keep the scripted serious business stuff to Medal of Honor.

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    #41  Edited By Set

    i support this

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    #42  Edited By Etnos

    yay?

    if the writing is good, why not?

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    #43  Edited By Sil3n7

    Timely.

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    #44  Edited By korolev

    Happy Madison? Now where have I heard that name before....

    Oh no.

    OH GOD NO.

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    #45  Edited By DarkShaper

    I'll admit that I had to look up what execrable meant, but I agree with the statement entirely.

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    #46  Edited By greyfoxv1

    My money is on it being cancelled if it does air. FOX is extremely frugal when it comes to 1 hour time slots and show budgets so unless this show explodes I'm betting it will be cancelled within a season due to the budget or show length. EA should have put this on HBO.

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    #47  Edited By Hizang

    I vote they skip this and instead work on Battlefield Bad Company 3.

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    #48  Edited By crusader8463

    I would love to see this come to be. The BC characters were my favourite part of that game. I'm sure it will have nothing to do with the guys form the game however other then the name on the logo.

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    #49  Edited By GunsAreDrawn

    Nice job attaching an image to your article that ISN'T from the final game.

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    #50  Edited By AuthenticM

    @iAmJohn said:

    Battlefield Bad Company will be a TV series.

    Yay!

    Happy Madison... Rules of Engagement.

    NO NO NO NO NO!!!

    Pretty much this. Had this been an HBO or Showtime joint, with actual talent pushing it forward, I would have been very excited at this prospect. Alas, it is not to be.

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