Amazon Prime Video confirmed it had ordered a God of War TV adaptation, with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (known for Children of Men, Iron Man, and The Expanse) serving as the adaptation’s writers and producers. Rafe Judkins, the showrunner from The Wheel of Time, will serve as the series executive producer.
Head of worldwide television for Amazon Studios, Vernon Sanders, said:
God of War is a captivating, character-driven franchise that, in our opinion, will enthrall our international clients with both its vast and engaging settings and its in-depth storyline.
We are privileged to work with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Santa Monica Studio on this historical exploration of the God of War mythos.
Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures TV, said:
We are delighted and honored to work with our colleagues at Amazon Studios and our collaborators at PlayStation Productions to create a quality live-action series based on this stunning and sad game.
The series Rafe, Mark, and Hawk are creating takes viewers on a voyage through Kratos’s old mythical odyssey.
Asad Qizilbash, the head of PlayStation Productions, added:
God of War is one of PlayStation’s most acclaimed video games. We’re thrilled to collaborate with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios to boldly and authentically introduce our cherished property to fans and new audiences.
Several years have passed since the last casting announcement for the God of War TV series. Cory Barlog of Santa Monica made a clue about this in a Twitter reply on the news.
I have such a fantastic team to work with on this. I’m eager for you to see more, but it won’t last long. I have never heard of it before.
To answer your question, the God of War TV series will focus on the Norse mythology arc featured in the 2018 soft reboot and the newly released sequel rather than the last trilogy rich in Greek mythology.
The official description makes it evident that the show will start precisely where the 2018 game did—with Faye’s passing, which prompted Kratos and Atreus to travel to the highest mountain in the Nine Realms to scatter her ashes.
In case you missed it, Fallout is another highly anticipated game adaptation that Amazon Prime Video is currently developing. The major gaming IPs from PlayStation, like Uncharted, The Last of Us, Gran Turismo, and Horizon, are being adapted quite quickly.