Thursday, September 26, 2019

Development News - Patrick Gibson and Eduardo Franco to Headline USA Drama Pilot 'Masters of Doom'

Development News - September 26, 2019

USA's Masters of Doom.

  • Eduardo Franco, Patrick Gibson, John Karna, Jane Ackermann and Siobhan Williams have been cast on the drama pilot written by Tom Bissell. Moreover, Peter Friedman is set for a recurring role, while Rhys Thomas has been tapped to direct the pilot.
  • Franco (Booksmart) will play John Romero, a brilliant young programmer and designer determined to become the video game industry's first rock star.
  • Gibson (The OA) will play John Carmack, a self-taught genius whose unparalleled programming skill allows him to help create the first-person-shooter genre - and lay the groundwork for the rise of virtual reality.
  • Karna (Valley of the Boom) will play Tom Hall, a tragically lovable young game designer who becomes the heart and soul of the two Johns' groundbreaking company, iD Software.
  • Ackermann (Neptune) will play Hannah Romero, a young wife and mother whose support for her husband is pushed to its breaking point by his unrelenting focus on games.
  • Williams (Deadly Class) will play Stevie Case, a brash and charismatic young woman who becomes one of the first female professional gamers.
  • Friedman (Succession) will play Al Vekovius, the 1987 Shreveport Businessman of the Year, whose Louisiana company, Softdisk, brings the two Johns together and sponsors their first forays as professional game designers.