God of War Live-Action Series Headed to Prime Video, Amazon Confirms

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Amazon has confirmed that a live-action adaptation of God of War is headed to its streaming service, Prime Video.

“Prime Video orders ‘God of War’ series, based on the critically acclaimed PlaySation video game franchise,” reads an image that the official Prime Video account tweeted this afternoon, while coverage from Deadline can reveal that the show will be based on the newer games that see Kratos adventuring with his son Atreus in various Norse realms, far away from Greece:

Written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men), with Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time) serving as showrunner, the series follows Kratos, the God of War, who, after exiling himself from his blood-soaked past in ancient Greece, hangs up his weapons forever in the Norse realm of Midgard.

“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 its rich storytelling,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “We are honored to share in the adventure of exploring the God of War mythology in such a momentous way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Santa Monica Studio.”

“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,” said Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios. “Rafe, Mark and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.”

“God of War is one of PlayStation’s most awarded 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,” said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions.

Deadline was the first to break the news of a God of War TV series, with the entertainment publication reporting on March 7, 2022, that Prime Video is in negotiations for a live-action TV series based on Santa Monica Studio’s hit franchise.

God of War Ragnarök, the latest game in the God of War franchise, is now available to play on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 consoles.

PlayStation hasn’t mentioned anything about a PC port yet.

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