Amazon's God of War show given green light

Amazon's God of War show given green light

Retail giant Amazon is moving ahead with a TV show based on the God of War franchise.

That's according to The Hollywood Reporter, which says that The Wheel of Time’s Rad Judkins is going to be the venture's showrunner and exec producer. Writing duties are being handled by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who have worked on Children of Men, Iron Man and The Expanse.

“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,” Amazon Studios head of global TV Vernon Sanders said.

“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.”

Sony Pictures TV president Katherine Pope added: “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.”

The God of War show has been in development since March of this year, which is around the point that rumours that Kratos could be coming to television screens. Based on the description of the show from Amazon, it seems that this is going to closely be following the 2018 edition of the God of War series.

God of War made its debut on PC earlier in 2022.

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