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SEATTLE — Warhammer 40,000 showrunner Frank Spotnitz revealed today that the upcoming television show will be released in black and white so fans can color it themselves.
“When you tackle a franchise as large as Warhammer you have to be very cognizant of the fans,” Spotnitz said. “They’ve been with this series for years and invested a lot of their own time and money into it. They love the lore. They love the setting. They love the strategy. But what do they love above all?”
“Above all else, Warhammer is about coloring.”
Spotnitz gave a demonstration of the technology developed by Wizards of the Coast to enable coloring of TV.
“You’re going to have access to all of the brushes and colors you’ve loved using on your miniatures,” Spotnitz continued. “But if you don’t want to subscribe to our service, we’re also offering a bunch of markers you can use to just draw all over your TV.”
When asked about how fans would feel about having to pay twice for a TV show, Spotnitz said he was confident they would be interested.
“Look, I don’t think we have to worry about what these fans will be willing to pay. If you’ve seen some of their setups then you know these guys love to shell out the dough for this stuff,” he explained. “Honestly, it saves us a bunch of money on set and costume design. We can’t wait to see what the fans come up with, and WOTC is very excited for this opportunity to move digital merchandise. It’s a win win for everyone.”
As of press time, Wizards of the Coast announced they were also creating a Dungeons and Dragons TV show, allowing viewers to submit scripts so they roleplay the story themselves.
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