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God of War TV Series Greenlit at Amazon – First Details Revealed

Amazon previously announced that it would be adapting God of War, the best-selling video game franchise from Sony Interactive Entertainment, into a television series. The TV series is now moving ahead at the studio as it has now been greenlit. Some new details were also shared regarding the setting of the series and what we can expect in this live-action retelling.

The God of War TV series has been in development since March, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The Wheel of Time showrunner Rafe Judkins will spearhead the project. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who wrote Children of Men, Iron Man and The Expanse, will be the lead writers. All three will also serve as executive producers alongside Santa Monica Studio head Yumi Yang and creative director Cory Barlog.

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The official show description confirms that it follow the story of 2018’s God of War which shifted to Norse mythology. It also preceeds the events of the recently released PlayStation exclusive, God of War Ragnarok. It’s unclear how closely it will stick to the source material but with Santa Monica Studio creatives behind it, there’s a good chance it will be a wholly faithful adaptation:

“When his beloved wife dies, Kratos sets off on a dangerous journey with his estranged son to spread her ashes from the highest peak — his wife’s final wish. Kratos soon realizes the journey is an epic quest in disguise, one which will test the bonds between father and son, and force Kratos to battle new gods and monsters for the fate of the world.”

The God of War show will be a co-production with Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions, which is also on the eve of releasing The Last of Us TV series at HBO.

Sony Pictures TV president Katherine Pope provided a statement:

“We are so proud and excited to be working with our friends at Amazon Studios and our partners at PlayStation Productions to adapt this beautiful and heartbreaking game into a premium live-action series. Rafe, Mark and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.”

PlayStation Productions boss Asad Qizilbash, who is also serving as one of the show’s executive producers, added:

“God of War is one of PlayStation’s most awarded video games, so we’re excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios to bring our beloved franchise to fans and new audiences in a bold and authentic way.”

It makes sense that Amazon would choose to adapt the Norse saga of the God of War franchise as it could be treated as a new experience if you aren’t familiar with the Greek saga, but it’s also a far more personal and emotional story of bonding that could resonate better with audiences as a TV show.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter

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