Pirate TV: Ubisoft is making a Skull and Bones series


While it may be late to the pirate party, Skull and Bones is going to haul more than treasure and fire more than cannons when it appears on the scene this year. Ubisoft apparently has so much faith in the multiplayer pirate game that it is developing a television show based on the fledgling franchise.

“We’re excited to announce that the talented teams at Ubisoft Film & Television and Atlas Entertainment have started working on a Skull and Bones TV series,” the studio said on Twitter. “It’s very early in development but it’s shaping up to be awesome!”

Details of the show are scarce, but the studio is billing it as a “female-driven drama” set at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s. So go ahead and add this to the growing pile of multimedia video game properties along with The Division’s movie and The Secret World’s TV series.

Skull and Bones was delayed last year to a new release window of, um, “2019,” and it lost its creative director last fall.


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While I enjoy pirate-themed things, I didn’t find the premise of the game to actually be interesting enough to keep tabs on. But who knows, maybe the show will be decent while the game continues to not be.

Kiyoko Gustav

It’ll be awesome to have another pirate TV show alongside of Black Sails. I just hope the production values will be just as good!

Toy Clown

Ohh, color me interested! I love a good pirate show – although I’m in the dark about this particular up-and-coming title.