‘God of War’ TV Series Adaptation in Prime Video’s Eyes – Deadline
EXCLUSIVE: PlayStation’s flagship action-adventure franchise God of the war heads for the television. Prime Video is in negotiations for a live-action television series based on the hugely popular ancient mythology-themed game, sources have said.
I hear the series adaptation comes from The extent creators/executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby and The wheel of time executive producer/showrunner Rafe Judkins as well as Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions, who collaborate on all television series based on PlayStation games. Representatives for Sony and Amazon Studios, who will likely co-produce, had no comment.
This would mark the last big deal for a TV series based on a popular video game title in a fiery streaming market for IP games. Peacock just landed another SPT/PlayStation property, twisted metal, with a series order and starring Anthony Mackie. HBO offers the top-tier PlayStation game series The last of us, with Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey. Netflix has a resident Evil TV series in the works, while Paramount+ is about to debut Halo.
Amazon Studios has been particularly aggressive in the arena. He has the next TV series from Killer Films To fall, with Walton Goggins; he develops a Mass Effect series adaptation; and has just signed a first agreement with dj2 Entertainment to develop television series based on the intellectual property of the games.
the God of the war Sony’s Santa Monica studio franchise spans a total of seven games across four PlayStation consoles. The action game series launched in 2005 on PlayStation 2, with the first God of the war. At the center is the ancient Spartan warrior Kratos and his perilous journey to exact revenge on Ares, the Greek god of war, after killing his loved ones under the deity’s influence. After becoming the ruthless God of War himself, Kratos finds himself constantly looking for a chance to change his fate.
After multiple titles on various PlayStation consoles including PS3 and portable PSP, Santa Monica Studio breathed new life into the franchise with the 2018 game on PlayStation 4. In this one, Kratos comes to the Nordic wilderness where he gets a second chance at fatherhood with his son Atreus. The episode won numerous honors at The Game Awards 2018, including Game of the Year.
An eighth God of the war Payment, God of War: Ragnorok, is in the works for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and should be released this year.
Fergus and Ostby shared an Oscar nomination for co-writing children of men and also co-wrote the screenplay for Iron Man, which marked Marvel Studios’ box office reign. Judkins also has Marvel ties; he was a writer-producer on ABC Agents of SHIELD
Alexandra Del Rosario contributed to this report.