My1sttoday — God of War TV Show in the works in Amazon prime video, according to reports.
Amazon Prime Video is ready to hit the road, adding yet another video game TV series lineup to their shelf, yes of course you read it right, God of War live-action series is coming to Amazon.
According to Deadline, Prime Video is in talks with PlayStation to adapt God of War as a live-action TV series. The Expanse creators and executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, as well as The Wheel of Time executive producer and showrunner Rafe Judkins, are said to be involved in the project. Sony Productions and Sony Pictures Television will be included in development, too.
God of War will join The Last of Us and Twisted Metal as the latest PlayStation exclusives to make the jump to live-action TV. Not counting some of the other flagship games adapted for the big screen like Uncharted and the upcoming Ghost of Tsushima movie.
However, The Last of Us is headed to HBO while Twisted Metal is set for Peacock.
But God of War won’t be Amazon’s only video game adaptation. They’re already working on a Fallout and Mass Effect series, pulling from two hugely popular gaming properties. Similarly, Amazon is not the only studio looking to games for new content: Halo on Paramount+ is already secured for two seasons despite not debuting its first yet. Dungeons & Dragons, Cuphead, Earthworm Jim, and Nier: Automata are just a few of the other titles with adaptations in the works.
The franchise spans a total of seven games across four PlayStation consoles. The action game series launched in 2005 on the PlayStation 2, with the first God of War which Ghost of Sparta was the most popular.
In 2018, Sony’s Santa Monica released another reimagined God of War, the franchise that spans more than 16 years. The installment has since received a slew of honors and critical acclaim, for its mature story and new narrative direction include winning “Game of The Year” at the 2018 Game Awards.
The eighth installment in the God of War series, God of War: Ragnarok will be released later this year for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 console. The sequel will continue the story of the Norse Saga focused on Greek god Kratos and his son Atreus.