Games Workshop and Big Light Productions (of The Man in the High Castle fame) have announced a live-action TV show based around the character Gregor Eisenhorn, from which the show will take it’s name ‘Eisenhorn’, following the trilogy of books by Dan Abnett.
In the books, released in 2001, Eisenhorn is a member of the Imperial Inquisition, embroiled in a shadowy war that rages throughout the universe.
“The appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity,” says Abnett about Eisenhorn. “He is not the simple, ruthless hero he appears to be. His battle with the Warp leads him into dark places and forces him to question his duty, his understanding of the Imperium, and his own identity. With Eisenhorn, it’s not just the adventures, and they are certainly vivid: it’s the journey he takes to the very limits of what he is and what it means to be loyal.”
The release didn’t state where the series will air, but the ties with Amazon shouldn’t be discounted. This also isn’t the only Warhammer 40,000 property currently in development, as announced last year, there’s an animated show on the way entitled Angels of Death. Probably not one for the kids then.