Patrick Massett & John Zinman to Produce Live-Action Sword Art Online Series

The Hollywood Reporter has recently reported that Patrick Massett and John Zinman will serve as executive producers/ writers for the Sword Art Online live-action television series. Alongside Massett and Zinman, Laeta Kalogridis will also serve as an executive producer as well as being one of the head writers for the pilot episode of the series. Other producers on the project include: David Ellison, Dana Goldberg, and Marcy Ross. The series will produced at Skydance Media.  

Skydance Media president, Marcy Ross had this to say about the project.

“Patrick and John have shown incredible range in their storytelling capabilities, from subtle character drama to big, world-building action, and we are beyond fortunate that they have joined the Skydance family,” said Skydance Television president Marcy Ross. “We’re already deep in development with Patrick, John and Laeta on our larger than life Skydance SAO series, in which we aim not only to satisfy the franchise’s enthusiastic sci-fi and anime fan base but also to appeal to new TV audiences the world over.” 

Masset and Zinman also had a statement about their contribution to the project.

“The fantastical world of SAO offers an unparalleled opportunity to tell stories that resonate on both an epic and human scale. We couldn’t ask for better partners than Skydance and Laeta to help us bring this global pop culture phenomenon to new life on television,” said Massett and Zinman in a joint statement. 

No other details are confirmed at this time so stay tuned for updates.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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