Masters of Doom Pilot Ordered by USA Network from UPC

Masters of Doom pilot

Masters of Doom pilot ordered by USA Network from UCP

The USA Network has ordered a Masters of Doom pilot, which details the making of one of the most iconic PC games in recent history: the first-person shooter, Doom.

Masters of Doom is the true story of two computer geniuses in an obscure corner of America, John Carmack and John Romero, who were best friends-turned-bitter rivals, as they created a video game empire. The series’ first installment will be based on the non-fiction book by award-winning journalist and author David Kushner, who will also executive produce.

Masters of Doom, which heralds from Universal Content Productions (UCP), will be written by Tom Bissell, also an executive producer. Bissell has written for video game franchises including Gears of War, Battlefield, and Uncharted video game franchises, as well as authored nine books.

Also serving as executive producers are Ellen Goldsmith-Vein, Eric Robinson and Jeremy Bell of The Gotham Group, James and Dave Franco (of course), Vince Jolivette and Elizabeth Haggard of Ramona Films. D.J. Goldberg of The Gotham Group will also serve as co-executive producer.

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USA has had a string of successful scripted series of late, including Briarpatch, from Mr. Robot’s Sam Esmail, as well as Brave New World, a television adaptation of the iconic Aldous Huxley novel, and Dare Me, which is based on the award-winning young adult novel from Megan Abbott.

Doom was first introduced for consoles in 1993 and has spawned more than a dozen sequels and spinoffs. The game even got turned into a 2005 film, which starred a lesser-known Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in the lead role. Another feature adaptation, Doom: Annihilation, was announced earlier this year.

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