Amazon Prime Video will potentially expand their video game TV series lineup with none other than a God of War live-action series.
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 producer Rafe Judkins are all looking to join the adaptation.
If finalized, 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. Amazon Studios is currently developing a Fallout TV series from the creators of Westworld starring Walton Goggins, and a Mass Effect TV series is also set for Prime Video.
God of War is a long-running PlayStation exclusive, but the series will likely try and capitalize on the popularity of the most recent incarnation of the series from Sony Santa Monica Studios. The series stars Kratos an ex-Spartan who wages war against the Greek gods. Following the conclusion of the original trilogy, Kratos started a new life in Scandanavia where he encounters a new set of Norse gods and the troubles that come with them.
God of War was critically-acclaimed at launch and one of the most successful reboots of a franchise in recent memory. A sequel God of War: Ragnarok will be released later this year for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 . The sequel will both continue the Norse Saga, and seemingly conclude the tale of Kratos and his son Atreus.
Amazon meanwhile is all-in on big genre adaptations and currently prepping one of the biggest ever, a new series based on the works of J.R.R. Tolkein titled The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
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