Bungie has hired a former Warner Bros. Discovery executive to lead the expansion of the Destiny franchise into film, and television.
Gabriel VanHuss is now the Head of Linear Media for the Destiny IP at Bungie. VanHuss will lead the charge in bringing Destiny to other mediums, including TV, film, books, comics, and more.
The move is part of Bungie’s strategy to expand the Destiny universe beyond just the gaming world and bring in new fans and audiences for the IP. VanHuss announced this new position on his LinkedIn profile earlier this week.
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“I recently took the gig as Head of Linear Media for the Destiny franchise at Bungie. This new position will work with the Destiny Universe Leadership team to create strategy and execute the operations for expansion of Destiny into new media, including TV, films, books, comics, and audio formats,” the post reads.
“Destiny has a universe worth of stories waiting to be told, and I look forward to connecting best-in-class partners to our amazing creative team to bring them to life for current and new fans. Eyes up, guardian!”
VanHuss has an impressive background in the media and entertainment industry, having previously served as a VP of Development & Programming/Executive Producer at Warner Bros. Discovery’s MotorTrend Group. Prior to that, he worked at Crunchyroll as the Head of Content Programming.
This isn’t the first time Bungie has hired someone with a vast background in animation and media. Last year, the Destiny developer hired Derick Tsai, as a Head of Destiny Transmedia projects. However, Tsai departed the company a year later in March 2023.
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Bungie’s move to hire a media executive with experience in both traditional and digital media is a clear sign of the company’s commitment to expanding the Destiny IP beyond video games. The franchise has already made its way into comics and books.
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