The Dungeons & Dragons invasion of mainstream media continues, as Hasbro’s Entertainment One (eOne) is reportedly developing a 24/7 streaming channel.
Despite recent Open Gaming License controversy, Dungeons & Dragons remains the world’s most popular tabletop roleplaying game and has crossed over to other media since its inception. One of the earliest and beloved examples of these is the classic Dungeons & Dragons Saturday morning cartoon from 1983. Plus, D&D has been referenced in pop culture franchises such as Stranger Things, The Big Bang Theory, Community, and even had its own big screen movie with Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves.
But how does a 24/7 streaming channel with nothing but Dungeons & Dragons content sound? Check out the details revealed so far.
The exclusive report comes via Variety and shared by Entertainment One (eOne) on their official social media channels such as Twitter:
Dungeons & Dragons free 24-hour streaming channel set to launch this summer https://t.co/gpIohTbuTI
— Entertainment One (@entonegroup) May 11, 2023
According to the report, eOne is developing Dungeons & Dragons Adventures, a FAST (free, ad-supported streaming) channel. It will be available on multiple platforms, though no specifics have been given as of the time of this writing.
But the big question is will there be enough D&D-centric content to fill a 24/7 streaming channel lineup? Apparently, the Dungeons & Dragons Adventures FAST channel will include unscripted celebrity-focused series and third party content from internet creators and influencers.
Dan Rawson, Senior Vice President of Wizards of Coast in charge of the Dungeons & Dragons brand states:
This is an amazing opportunity to create and highlight exciting, engaging Dungeons & Dragons content, to both serve our wide audience of existing fans and welcome a new wave of fans to the community. We look forward to bringing this channel to life and continuing to build out the thrilling D&D universe with even more content, partnerships and innovative formats.
So far, the shows eOne has revealed in the Variety news report include:
We're also super excited to welcome @kharypayton to our cast!
— Encounter Party! | ➡️ Campaign 2 Coming Soon! (@encounter_party) May 11, 2023
HEROES’ FEAST: THE OFFICIAL DUNGEONS & DRAGONS COOKBOOK is now a SHOW!!! Our New York Times Bestseller is being turned into a series and will debut this summer. 😮 #dnd #cooking #rpg #dungeonsanddragons pic.twitter.com/v6tEJNMTk0
— Kyle Newman (@kyle_newman) May 12, 2023
Other than these 3 productions, the Dungeons & Dragons Adventures FAST channel will also stream the Dungeons & Dragons cartoon in its entirety, similar to The Transformers and G.I. Joe animated series that are regularly streamed on Hasbro Pulse.
eOne is a subsidiary of Hasbro that is primarily involved in the acquisition, production, and distribution of television shows and movies. Beginning as Records on Wheels Limited in 1970, the company rebranded to ROW Entertainment in 1980 and E1 Entertainment in 2009, before being acquired by Hasbro in 2019.
The company has had a slew of successful film and television productions. Among them are Peppa Pig, The Rookie, Yellowjackets, Moonshine, Power Rangers Dino Fury, The Fabelmans, and The Woman King. eOne also collaborated with Paramount Pictures for the live action Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves movie. eOne is also working on new projects for Hasbro’s other big IPs including The Transformers, G.I. Joe, Clue, My Little Pony, and Play-Doh.
As of the time of this writing, no official announcement has been made as to the date of the Dungeons & Dragons Adventures FAST channel launch, although it is targeted for summer 2023.