The two-time Blockbuster video game champion is going to be on TV.
Twitch streamer Dr Disrespect signed a deal with multi-platform production company Skybound Entertainment to develop a television series based on his character, according to today’s report by The Hollywood Reporter. The story is early in the development process and doesn’t have a network yet. But it’ll focus on the origin of the streamer’s alter ego.
“There are lots of incredibly talented streamers, but there’s something special about what [Dr Disrespect] has done in creating this character,” Skybound co-founder and president David Alpert said. “We really believe there’s a unique world around the doctor.”
With all the recent news surrounding streamers switching platforms for better opportunities and lucrative contracts, it’s no surprise that the Doc was able to land a TV deal. Dr Disrespect, one of the scene’s biggest names, hopes this move will “have an effect that reverberates and legitimizes the world of streaming.”
Skybound Entertainment, also co-founded by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman, has developed properties in comics, gaming, television, and film. Due to the company’s wide-range of platforms, Dr Disrespect believes that future opportunities in other mediums could potentially open up down the line.