A Warhammer 40,000 live-action television series is in the works

CREDIT Games Workshop

CREDIT Games Workshop

Billed as a genre-bending sci-fi and fantasy series, "Eisenhorn" is set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, where humankind teeters on the brink of annihilation.

Confirmed on the Warhammer 40,000 community website and accompanying press release, the show will feature Warhammer 40,000's "most (in) famous Inquisitor", Gregor Eisenhorn.

"Eisenhorn", a live-action series based on the "Warhammer 40,000" game and books is in the works.

Spotnitz will showrun and executive produce the series, no broadcast partner or streaming platform is attached now, but it will soon be shopped out to networks. The showrunner and executive producer will be Frank Spotnitz, who created Amazon's The Man in the High Castle and worked on The X-files TV show and movies. It's officially described as follows: While humanity's armies wage unending war across a million battlefields, in the darkness, a secret conflict rages - fought by the agents of the Imperial Inquisition.

More specifically, the show will be based off of books written by NY best-selling author Dan Abnett.

Created in 2001 by writer Dan Abnett initially for a series of Warhammer 40K novels, Eisenhorn and his motley retinue of fellow Inquisitors have become some of the most beloved characters in the vast lore of the tabletop franchise, spawning spinoff video games, audio dramas, comics, and, as it is Games Workshop, some rather pricey but rather lovely models.

"The appeal to me, from the moment I started writing him, was his complexity. 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", said Abnett. 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".