Amazon Is Making a ‘God of War’ TV Series – The Hollywood Reporter


Amazon’s Prime Video starts adapting video games.

The streamer has given the go-ahead for a series based on the award-winning PlayStation game God of war. The Wheel of Time’s Rafe Judkins will serve as showrunner on the adaptation, and Oscar nominees Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Human Children, Iron Man, The Expanse) co-write and produce with Judkins.

Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios are producing God of war in association with PlayStation Productions.

God of war is an immersive, character-driven franchise that we believe will captivate our global customers with its expansive and immersive worlds as much as its rich storytelling,” Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, said in a statement. honored to share in the adventure of exploring the God of war mythology in such a memorable way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and [game developer] Santa Monica studio.”

In development since March, the series follows Kratos, the God of War, who banishes himself from his blood-soaked past in ancient Greece and hangs his weapons forever in the Norse realm of Midgard. “When his beloved wife dies,” the show’s description reads, “Kratos embarks on a perilous journey with his estranged son to scatter her ashes from the highest peak – his wife’s last wish. Kratos soon realizes that the journey is an epic quest in disguise, one that will test the bonds between father and son and force Kratos to fight new gods and monsters for the fate of the world.

First released in 2005, God of war has received critical acclaim for almost all of its iterations. The 2018 release for the PlayStation 4 also won numerous awards, including game of the year at the Game Awards. The most recent game in the series, War god Ragnarokdebuted in November.

“We are so proud and excited to be working with our friends at Amazon Studios and our partners at PlayStation Productions to transform this beautiful and heartbreaking game into a premium live-action series,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures TV. “Rafe, Mark and Hawk create a compelling series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.”

Asad Qizilbash, Head of PlayStation Productions 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.”

God of war joins a growing list of high-profile video game-based series that also Halo at Paramount+ and HBO is coming The last of us. Sony and PlayStation Productions are also lagging behind The last of usalong with series based on Twisted metal (Peacock) and Horizon (Netflix).

Judkins, Fergus and Ostby executive produce God of War with Cory Barlog, creative director of Santa Monica Studio, Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions, Yumi Yang of Santa Monica Studio and Roy Lee of Vertigo. Jeff Ketcham of Santa Monica Studio is co-EP.

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