This news comes from a Deadline report, and apparently there was a fight over the rights.
In what was reportedly a bidding war among studios, subsidiary Fox 21 Television Studios emerged the victor for the Vampyr IP, reports Deadline. It's next show is 2019's The Politician, which is set to air on Netflix.
In a recent press release, it has been announced that FOX21, who have also produced shows like Sons of Anarchy and Homeland, has secured the rights to Dontnod Entertainment and Focus Home Interactive's hard-hitting vampiric video game for Wonderland Sound & Vision and DJ2 Entertainment to tailor for television. The latter is involved with several ongoing video game adaptation projects, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Life is odd, and We Happy Few.
McG will direct and executive produce the series with Mary Viola and Corey Marsh from Wonderland and Dmitri Johnson and Stephan Bugaj also executive producing.
Vampyr, which launched in June of this year, tells the story of a young doctor, Jonathon Reid, who is cursed with vampirism in Victorian London.
DJ2 Entertainment specializes in adapting video games, with plans for feature film versions of Sleeping Dogs and We Happy Few, as well as a TV adaptation of Little Nightmares.
We will keep you updated on Fox's Vampyr television project as things develop!