For a while people were googling for “God of War TV series Amazon Prime” and we finally break the good news: Prime Video has officially ordered a God of War live-action series in collaboration with Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions! Rejoice or mourn!
The live-action series will be an adaptation of the Santa Monica Studios sequel series, following Kratos in the Norse realm of Midgard after his quest for revenge in ancient Greece, according to Amazon’s Prime Video service. The series, like the game, will follow Kratos as he travels with his kid to the highest peak as a last wish from his late wife.
God of War TV Series Amazon Prime details
Earlier this year, it was rumored that Prime Video was in negotiations with PlayStation about a possible live-action series, but today’s direct-to-order announcement underscores Prime Video’s commitment to the adaptation.
Rafe Judkins from The Wheel of Time will serve as showrunner and executive producer, while Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby from Iron Man and Children of Men will serve as writers and executive producers. Cory Barlog will act as executive producer as well.
“The God of War is a compelling, character-driven franchise that we believe will captivate our global customers as much with its expansive and immersive worlds as it will with its rich storytelling,” says Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ head of global television.
“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,” adds Sony Pictures Television Studios president Katherine Pope.
God of War was critically acclaimed when it was launched in 2018. The saga of the saga of the saga of the saga. IGN’s God of War: Ragnarok review can be found here.
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About God of War
God of War is an action-adventure game franchise created by David Jaffe at Sony’s Santa Monica Studio. It began in 2005 on the PlayStation 2 (PS2) video game console and has become a flagship series for PlayStation, consisting of nine installments across multiple platforms. Based on ancient mythologies, the story follows Kratos, a Spartan warrior and later the Greek God of War, who was tricked into killing his family by his former master, the original Greek God of War Ares. This sets off a series of events that leads to wars with the different mythological pantheons. The Greek-based games see Kratos follow a path of vengeance due to the machinations of the Olympian gods, while the Norse-based games, which introduce his son Atreus as a secondary protagonist, show Kratos on a path of redemption and inadvertently coming into conflict with the Norse gods.
Santa Monica has developed all main entries, while Ready at Dawn and Javaground/Sony Online Entertainment-Los Angeles (SOE-LA) developed the three side games. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has published all games except the mobile phone installment, which was published by Sony Pictures Digital. The first seven games make up the Greek era of the franchise. God of War (2005), God of War II (2007), and God of War III (2010) comprise its main trilogy; the first two were released on the PS2 with the third on the PlayStation 3 (PS3). A prequel, Ascension (2013), was also released for the PS3. Other games include Chains of Olympus (2008) and Ghost of Sparta (2010) for the PlayStation Portable (PSP) and Betrayal (2007) for mobile phones that supported the Java Platform, Micro Edition (Java ME). The Norse era began with the 2018 game God of War and released for the PlayStation 4 (PS4) and later Windows in January 2022. It was accompanied by a short prequel, A Call from the Wilds (2018), a text-based game through Facebook Messenger. A sequel, Ragnarök, was released in November 2022 on the PS4 and PlayStation 5 (PS5) and concluded the Norse era.
Games in the series have been praised as some of the best action games of all time. The series has received numerous awards, including several Game of the Year recognitions for the 2005 and 2018 installments. Some games have also been remastered for newer PlayStation platforms. As of November 2020, the franchise has sold over 51 million games worldwide. Strong sales and support of the series led to the franchise’s expansion into other media, such as three comic book series and three novels. A film adaptation of the original installment had been in development but was ultimately canceled; however, a television series adaptation is in development for Amazon Prime Video. Merchandise includes artwork, clothing, toys, and prop replicas, as well as the games’ soundtracks, including a heavy metal album, Blood & Metal (2010), featuring original music by various bands who were inspired by the series.