Astartes is A fan-made animated series following a group of Space Marines while completing one of their bloody missions in the Warhammer 40,000 franchise. The project was created by Syama Pedersen and has generated millions of views on YouTube. Games Workshop took note of the success of the project and hired Pedersen for the team. Now, A wave of new, official Warhammer animations is on its way
There is a rich history of Warhammer fan projects going official as Games Workshop notes animators and filmmakers sharing their views on the long-running franchise on YouTube. Richard Boylan, a film designer at Electronic Arts, has published projects such as Helsreach and Guardsman on Youtube. That became to Angel of Death
Pedersen is currently working on a follow-up too Astartes as part of the Warhammer Animation Team. There are other newly announced projects under this umbrella. Lost Legion Studios is working on it The exodite, a story about the T’au, an emerging empire serving a philosophy called Greater Good. Paxel Art is working on it Primaris: The last Templarthat follows the Black Templars. Meanwhile, Iron inside comes from Codex Film and shows the Iron Warriors in action against the Drukthari, also known as Dark Eldar.
There’s certainly a demand for all of this Warhammer 40K media, with box sets like the Limited Edition Unusual sold out immediately. Big Light Productions, the team behind Amazon The man in the high castle develops a live action show based on the Eisnhorn novels by Dan Abnett.