Forget the likes of Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, one of the most annoying popular games in the world is arguably Facebook-based social title Farmville. While a huge majority of Facebook users will be aware of what the game is, obsessive fans of the title might soon have an accompanying TV series to see their favourite brand on a different screen, after the project was recently announced.
In an unusual career move, the proposed Farmville series will be executive produced by director Brett Ratner (Rush Hour, X-Men: The Last Stand, Tower Heist, and a 2014 live-action version of Hercules), who said of the decision to join the project: “Farmville is one of the most exciting brands out there today and its cross-platform opportunities are endless. I am thrilled to be expanding the brand with existing fans and also engaging a whole new audience.”
Studio-wise, the hit Zynga game’s TV dreams will be managed by Canadian company Six Eleven Media, though the project is yet to take a pitch to any networks, nor have any potential homes been rumoured.
Also currently dubious is the inevitable discussion on what the show is about, and while many would presume that a cartoon set on a farm would be child-oriented, the fanbase of the game means you can never be too sure, plus previous experience proves that appearances aren’t everything…
Possibly adding to Zynga’s properties on the brand including Facebook game Farmville 2 and a deal with Hasbro for a Farmville-themed edition of classic game Hungry Hungry Hippos, will Farmville‘s TV proposal make it to air. If so, it has the excitement of the original game as a benchmark to live up to: