Risk TV series in the works from House of Cards creator Beau Willimon

Hasbro’s Risk board game is being turned into a TV series, with House of Cards creator Beau Willimon helming development.

The Hollywood Reporter states that Willimon and Jordan Tappis’ production company, Westward, has signed a multiyear, first-look TV deal with the Hasbro-owned eOne.

“As we continue to build out eOne’s world-class content slate, we couldn’t think of more perfect partners than Beau and Jordan – whose award-winning storytelling and imagination are among the best in the business,” said Michael Lombardo, president global television at eOne.

“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.”

Invented in the Fifties by Albert Lamrorisse, Risk is a classic game of strategic conquest that sees players aim to conquer their enemies’ territories by building an army, moving their troops in, and engaging in battle.

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