The God of War action-adventure franchise is getting a Prime Video TV adaptation from the creators of The Expanse and Uncharted.
According Hollywood reporter (opens in a new tab)The live-action series will be based on the events seen in the critically acclaimed film God of War (2018). Rafe Judkins (Wheel of timeUncharted) serves as showrunner and will be joined by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (The Expanse) to write and produce the series with PlayStation Studios for Best video.
“God of War is a compelling, character-driven series that we believe will captivate our global customers with its expansive and immersive worlds as well as rich storytelling,” said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television for Amazon Studios. “We are honored to be part of the God of War mythology adventure in such a momentous way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Santa Monica Studio.” We hope this is one of the best Prime Video shows ever done.
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Not much else is known about the TV adaptation of God of War, but we do know that it will follow the premise laid out in the 2018 blockbuster, which will see Kratos and his estranged son Atreus set out to scatter his late wife’s ashes with the highest peak of the Nine Kingdoms.
The first God of War was released in 2005, and the video game series currently consists of five games in total. God of War (2018) is the fourth game in this blockbuster series, but its release has made developer Sony Santa Monica shake everything up. In particular, the game developer moved the franchise from a traditional ancient Greek setting to one that focuses on Norse mythology. It’s unclear if Amazon’s God of War TV will also explore the story presented in the game’s sequel, God of War Ragnarokwhich takes place three years after 2018’s God of War and was released earlier this year.
Amazon’s God of War series isn’t the only PlayStation-inspired TV show. Naughty dog The last of us gets a live television adaptationwhich debuts on HBO Max On January 15, 2023, meanwhile, the live-action adaptations of Ghost of Tsushima, Horizon, and Gran Turismo were also given the green light. Amazon Studios is also developing e.g Fallout series live for the streaming service starring Arcane and Yellowjackets Ella Purnell in the lead role.
There’s no official release date for Amazon’s God of War just yet, let alone casting announcements. Whichever direction the show takes, though it will certainly be in solid company.