Amazon Orders Tomb Raider Live-Action Series for Prime Video with Phoebe Waller-Bridge Set as Writer and Executive Producer

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Tomb Raider, the iconic action-adventure video game franchise that is currently led by the developers at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos-Montréal, will be expanding with a new live-action series that is coming to the Prime Video streaming service, Amazon has announced. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, the star behind Fleabag and, more recently, Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, is set as writer and executive producer.

Quotes from executives and creators:

  • Phoebe Waller-Bridge
    • “If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she’d explode. Tomb Raider has been a huge part of my life and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing it to television with such passionate collaborators.”
    • “Lara Croft means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all.”
  • Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios
    • “I’m so happy to announce that we have ordered the epic, globetrotting series Tomb Raider from the incredibly gifted Emmy-award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the team at Crystal Dynamics.”
    • “Fans and newcomers can look forward to exhilarating adventures that honor the legacy of this iconic character.”
  • Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics
    • “Amazon MGM Studios and Amazon Games are incredible collaborators with a massive reach across the globe enabling us to expand our Tomb Raider franchise with multiple new adventures and a shared passion for creating impactful, entertaining, emotional experiences for players and viewers throughout every facet of this universe.”
    • “These timeless stories span all media platforms to meet audiences where they want to engage with Tomb Raider; it’s a critical step towards our future with fans everywhere.”

Amazon on its upcoming series:

The series is based on the iconic Tomb Raider video game franchise, which follows the adventures of world-famous archaeologist and adventurer Lara Croft. The project comes as part of a deal between Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios, originating through dj2’s first-look deal with the studio, to develop additional Tomb Raider stories into series and films.Tomb Raider will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Prime has all your entertainment and streaming needs in a single membership.


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