The book “Masters of Doom”, which describes the story of John Carmack and John Romero until they found id Software and create iconic games like Wolfenstein 3-D, Doom and Quake, will be adapted to a TV series by USA Network (Mr Robot, Suits, The Purge, …), with the pilot episode that will be shot soon. The cast is composed of Eduardo Franco (Booksmart) as John Romero, and Patrick Gibson (The OA) as John Carmack.
USA Network has another drama in the works! Masters Of Doom tells the true story of two computer geniuses who created one of the biggest video game franchises in the '90s. https://t.co/Hmzn9cxMkw
— USA Network (@USA_Network) September 26, 2019
The cast will also be composed of Jane Ackermann (Neptune) as Hannah Romero, the first wife of John Romero, John Karna (Scream: The TV Series) as Tom Hall, Peter Friedman (Succession) as Al Vekovius, the boss of Softdisk, who recruited all these geniuses in the 80s before they left and created id Software, and Siobhan Williams (Deadly Class) as Stevie Case, a famous pro-gamer and the girlfriend of John Romero later in the 90s.
Tom Hall reacted to this annoucement in his own way!
— ●︎ 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚘𝚖 𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕 ●︎ ✪ (@ThatTomHall) September 27, 2019
Life is weird. Someone is cast as me in a TV show. 😮😳🤔🙃 Well, hope he reaches out instead of just being a NYUK NYUK NYUK bad joke guy. https://t.co/49OZpyekJh
— ●︎ 𝚝𝚑𝚊𝚝 𝚝𝚘𝚖 𝚑𝚊𝚕𝚕 ●︎ ✪ (@ThatTomHall) September 26, 2019
Stevie Case too! (and her actress)
Hey so I just found out that @siobhanw_ is going to play 1998 me on TV (as a " a brash and charismatic young woman natch) soooo that's pretty neat.
Now Im a brash and charismatic old woman.https://t.co/toEuBe8EuM
— Stevie Case (@KillCreek) September 27, 2019
Thank you so much Stevie! That's really kind of you- it's such an honor. Really looking forward to it! ❤️
— Siobhán Williams (@siobhanw_) September 29, 2019
And the creator of the book:
And in "holy crap they're shooting a Masters of Doom pilot" news… https://t.co/uygzJlw2J0
— David Kushner (@davidkushner) June 27, 2019
… while John Romero was celebrating the birthday of Spear of Destiny (27 years old!) and admiring his own portraits in Ukraine! ^^
— 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓 𝕽𝖔𝖒𝖊𝖗𝖔 (@romero) September 19, 2019
— 𝕵𝖔𝖍𝖓 𝕽𝖔𝖒𝖊𝖗𝖔 (@romero) September 17, 2019
… and John Carmack was doing some tech conference about the Oculus VR set…
— Road to VR (@RtoVR) September 26, 2019