Amazon’s Prime Video has been developing a live-action adaption of the popular “God of War” video game franchise from PlayStation. Also, the showrunner will be “Wheel of Time” executive producer Rafe Judkins.
The show follows Kratos and is based on the hugely famous 2018 video game. He serves up his blades for good in the Norse kingdom of Midgard after abandoning his bloody past in ancient Greece. In order to spread his loved wife’s ashes from the highest mountain after her death, Kratos embarks on a risky journey with their estranged son Atreus. Because it was his wife’s last wish. Kratos quickly understands that the journey is really an epic mission. It will put Kratos’ relationship with his son to the test and force him to fight new demons and gods for the survival of the world.
One of the executive producers of the new series is Cory Barlog, who directed God of War 2018 and served as the creative director for Ragnarök. In a mysterious tweet, he hinted at his participation and said “it will be a while” before we learn more.
“God of War” video game franchise
From its initial release in 2005, God of War has received positive reviews for almost all of its editions. Moreover, the PlayStation 4’s 2018 release was awarded many awards. Also, it has won the game of the year at the Game Awards. God of War Ragnarok, the franchise’ most latest game, made its premiere in November 2022.
Is it Confirmed?
Sony Pictures TV president Katherine Pope said, “We are so pleased and humbled to be engaging with our friends at Amazon Studios and our collaborators at PlayStation Productions to adapt this wonderful and devastating game into a quality live-action series. “Rafe, Mark, and Hawk are creating a transportive story that follows Kratos’ adventure through ancient myths”.
God of War is one of PlayStation’s most honored video games, said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Studios. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios to boldly and genuinely introduce fans and new viewers to our popular franchise.
The live-action series, according to Prime Video, will be influenced by Santa Monica Studios’ 2018 series remake. Also, it will follow Kratos as he travels to the Norse kingdom of Midgard in an effort to leave behind his filthy old life in ancient Greece. The plot of the series will be similar to that of the first game. In order to fulfill his wife’s last wish, he, therefore, journeys with his son to the highest peak in the Nine Realms.
God of War Live-Action: The Cast & Crew
The producers have not yet made any cast members formally known. But, Deadline has reported that the project is now being worked on by The Expanse co-creators Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Rafe Judkins, the creator of The Wheel of Time, is also included. As an executive producer as well, Cory Barlog will be working.
For more information on the upcoming God of War live-action series at Prime Video, stay tuned with us.