Amazon Prime Video is getting into the video game adaptation business.

The streamer has greenlit a series based on the award-winning PlayStation game. god of war. of wheel of time’Rafe Judkins will star in the adaptation as showrunner, and Oscar nominees Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (nominated).Sons, Iron Man, The Singer) are writing and producing with Judkins.

Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios are producing. god of war In collaboration with PlayStation Productions.

god of war Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, said in a statement: “It’s a compelling and character-driven franchise that we believe will captivate our global customers with its vast and immersive worlds as rich as its story. “We are honored to be a part of the exploration adventure. god of war Legend in such a significant way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and [game developer] Santa Monica Studio.

The series, in development since March, follows Kratos, the god of war who exiles himself from his bloodbath in ancient Greece and hangs up his weapon forever in the Norse realm of Midgard. The show’s description reads, “When his beloved wife dies, Kratos embarks on a perilous journey with his son to scatter her ashes from the Great Peak. Kratos soon discovers that the journey is an epic quest that will test the bond between father and son and force Kratos to battle new gods and monsters for the fate of the world.”

It was first released in 2005. god of war It has won critical acclaim for all its iterations. The 2018 PlayStation 4 release won several awards, including Game of the Year at the Game Awards. The most recent game in the series, God of War RagnarokIt started in November.

“We are proud and excited to work with our friends at Amazon Studios and our partners at PlayStation Productions to turn this beautiful and heartbreaking game into a premium live-action series,” said Catherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures TV. “Rafe, Mark and Hawke are creating a series of transports that will chart the course in Kratos’ legendary journey.”

PlayStation Production Head Asad Kizilbash added,god of war It’s one of PlayStation’s most award-winning 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 It also joins the growing high-profile series based on video games Hello Upcoming on Paramount+ and HBO the last of us. Sony and PlayStation Productions are also behind it. the last of usBased on the series Twisted metal (Peacock) and horizon (Netflix)

Judkins, Fergus and Ostby are executive producing God of War with Santa Monica Studios creative director Corey Barlog, PlayStation Productions’ Kieselbash and Carter Swan, Santa Monica Studios’ Yumi Yang and Vertigo’s Roy Lee. Jeff Ketcham of Santa Monica Studios is the co-EP.

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