It was only a matter of time before the news would drop, but Deadline has just reported that Amazon Prime is interested in adopting a live-action series based on the popular PlayStation franchise God of War. The Expanse creators Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will adapt the series alongside The Wheel of Time showrunner Rafe Judkins. It would be the third TV deal that Sony made after Peacock has ordered Twisted Metal as a series and HBO’s The Last Of Us, which has been quite a busy filming.
They just recently released Uncharted in theaters, which might also be adding some fuel to Sony’s fire on ensuring they can negotiate the deals in their favor. Amazon Studios has been quite busy in the gaming department with work starting on Walton Goggins‘ Fallout series and even one based on Mass Effect. The team involved sounds quite promising and they’ll likely first explore Kratos’ time as the Ghost of Sparta and his hunt for Ares.
God of War: Ragnarok is on the horizon, which will end the Norse storyline set up with the recent legacy sequel that took Kratos out of his element and made him a father. Oh, and he had to face off against Baldur with the ending teasing an eventual meeting with Thor. The 2018 installment might be the one most people might recognize nowadays, but it’ll be great to explore his early days through a TV series. Here’s hoping the deal comes together.