‘House of Cards’ Creator to Turn ‘Risk’ Board Game Into a TV Series

Beau Willimon, the creator of the Netflix series House of Cards, is developing a television series adaptation of the classic board game Risk.

The game has been around since the late 1950s and players “aim for global conquest via war, strategy and diplomacy.”

The show is being made by Entertainment One, which is owned by Hasbro. Willimon‘s production company has signed a multiyear, first-look TV deal with the studio.

Beau and his producing partner Jordan Tappis said, “All of us at Westward are thrilled to join forces with eOne to bring to life some of the most successful IP in the marketplace as well as partner on our extensive slate of scripted television shows. We’re excited to develop Risk as our first project together.”

Michael Lombardo, president global television at eOne, said, “In Beau, we’ve found an amazing combination of brilliant producer, singular creator, and avid fan of Risk. We can’t wait to work with him and the rest of the Westward team to reimagine that brand and so much more.”

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