Amazon Studios is all in on bringing video game adaptations to Amazon Prime. In a major announcement, the studio revealed it is moving forward on an adaptation of Playstation’s award-winning franchise God of War. The streaming series is being written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby with Rafe Judkins serving as showrunner.
Amazon Studios’ head of global television, Vernon Sanders, released an official statement announcing the development of the series.
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. 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 [game developer] Santa Monica Studio.Vernon Sanders
Amazon is partnering with Sony on the project, which has been in development since March 2022, and Sony Pictures TV president Katherine Pope shared her excitement for the partnership.
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. Rafe, Mark and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.Katherine Pope
Once thought to be a lost cause, interest in video game adaptations is now at an all-time high as studios look to find potential cinematic franchises. Amazon is already developing Fallout to series and with HBO Max’s adaptation of The Last of Us right around the corner, the future seems bright for the adaptation of successful video game franchises.