Ubisoft is teaming up with Atlas Entertainment (Dirty John) to develop a female-driven Skull and Bones TV series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The pirate action game is expected to be available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC this year.
“Ubisoft is known for creating innovative video games that combine immense worlds with rich narratives,” says the company’s director of development for television Danielle Kreinik, who will executive produce the TV show alongside film and television Senior VP Jason Altman.
According to the trade, the Skull and Bones TV series is set in the lawless frontier of the Indian Ocean at the end of the golden age of piracy in the 1700s. Amanda Segel (The Mist) will write the pilot and executive produce. Atlas Entertainment’s Andy Horwitz and Richard Suckle will also executive produce.
The game is officially described as follows: “It is the Golden Age of Piracy. Renegade captains command the most powerful weapons on Earth: warships. You are a pirate captain who has refused the king’s pardon and sailed from the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, an untamed frontier full of lavish riches. However, these waters are also a battleground where far-reaching colonial empires, powerful trading corporations, and ruthless pirate gangs clash. In order to survive, you will have to build a lethal fleet, prey upon lucrative trade routes, and ally with other pirates in your endless struggle for supremacy.”
You can view three previously-released videos for the game below.