According to a report from Deadline, Amazon Prime Video is in negotiations with Sony to produce a live-action series based on the God of War games.
The executive producers of The Expanse, Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby, as well as Rafe Judkins, executive producer of The Wheel of Time, are slated to lead the series. According to Deadline, Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions will also be engaged.
Details regarding the show’s idea are still limited, but if the television version does come to fruition, producers will have a lot of material to cover. The intricate Greek-inspired backstory of God of War, in which you play as the deity Kratos, begins with the publication of the first game for PlayStation 2 in 2005. God of War: Ragnarok, the eighth installment in the series, is planned to release later this year and shifts the scene to the Norse realm of Midgard.
Sony has a number of deals in the works to adapt some of its most popular games for television and film. And if you were hoping to see all of this new programming in one spot, you’ll be disappointed: each show has its own streaming network, and the movie will be released in cinemas (at least at the time of their initial release). On Peacock, Sony has approved a live-action adaptation of Twisted Metal. There’s also the impending Ghost of Tsushima movie from the same filmmaker behind John Wick, an HBO-exclusive remake of The Last of Us, and, of course, the newly-released Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland – which earned rather mixed reviews.