Say what you will about Secret World, but the general consensus is that though the game has its fair share of faults, it actually did pretty well on the story end of things.
Johnny Depp must have agreed because his production company is helping to create a TV series based on Funcom’s IP. Their announcement has this to say:
The TV series is based on the universe of the Secret World IP and centers on a team of undercover agents and the shadowy war between secret societies, the Illuminati, Dragon and the Templar. Central to the plot is the battle against the supernatural in an adventure that spans across our world, multiple dimensions, and incorporates the realms of ancient myths and legends as well as today’s conspiracy theories and headline news.
Some of the talent behind the show include: Jake Hart and James V. Hart are writing the pilot, but you might know the latter from such things as Hook, Dracula, Contact.
Of course, this project is still very much in its infancy, so it might be years before it sees the light of day, if at all, and then we have to hope that it can resist the urge of going the way of other video game adaptations. Hint: the good ones are few and far between. But if any translation has proved to be somewhat effective, it’s television.
Netflix’s Castlevania come out well, after all.