Games Workshop TV and film deal takes a step forward

Almost a year to the day after it first entered into discussion with Amazon, Nottingham-based fantasy games manufacturer and retailer Games Workshop has reached an agreement with Amazon Content Services to make films and television series.

The company have come to an agreement for Amazon to develop Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe. The deal also includes associated merchandising rights.

Games Workshop has granted exclusive rights to Amazon in relation to films and television series set within the Warhammer 40,000 universe, together with an option for Amazon to license equivalent rights in the Warhammer Fantasy universe following the release of the initial Warhammer 40,000 production.

A statement from Games Workshop said: “Games Workshop and Amazon will work together for a period of 12 months to agree creative guidelines for the films and television series to be developed by Amazon. The agreement will only proceed once the creative guidelines are mutually agreed between Games Workshop and Amazon.”