Disney could be set to release a TV show based on the hugely popular game Fortnite, it is being rumoured.
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The co-op fantasy ‘Battle Royale’-style survival game was first released in July 2017. Earlier this year, it became the most-viewed game in YouTube history. Available to play on all consoles, mobile platforms and PC, the free-to-play game attracted more than 125 million players globally.
Following this massive success, online rumours are suggesting that Fortnite could be making its way to TV.
The Twitter account Disney XD posted: “Fortnite: The TV Show will premier on August the 12, 2019!”
Fortnite: The TV Show will premier on August the 12, 2019! pic.twitter.com/sR4M4VFffV
— Disney CD ❁ (@DisnayXD) July 15, 2018
A listing for a Fortnite series has also appeared on IMDb.
Although many have dismissed the news as a hoax, fans have been discussing the potential adaptation.
“Rumour has it Disney is making a Fortnite TV show,” one commented. “By the time it’s released, Fortnite will be dead.” Another tweeted: “This’ll be the fall of either Fortnite or Disney……or both”.
But yeah, I wouldn't be surprised if there was a real Fortnite TV show
— Souji 'ShinyZorua' Zushi (@ShinyTorracat) July 17, 2018
Ok, with the announcement of the fortnite tv show, I’ve got one question
— David | Cockatoon (@Cocka_toon) July 16, 2018
Mfw Fortnite becomes a TV show and I've lost all hope for humanity. pic.twitter.com/paBBDG1Hcb
— TheNobleWortMaster (@BaggySpartan117) July 16, 2018
If the fortnite TV show thing is true I think it'll potentially be better than the game
— Cody (@chody902) July 17, 2018
If fortnite was a tv show id watch it
— B? (@bluesm1th) July 7, 2018
Meanwhile, it was recently announced that announced that an Avengers: Infinity War and Fortnite crossover is coming.
The game mode will see 100 players battling on a single map as per usual – with the added bonus of the Infinity Gauntlet being added. When found, the gauntlet will transform one lucky user into Thanos – presumably bestowing them with the power of turning enemies into dust.