God of War Amazon series has officially been greenlit which now means that production will soon be underway. Rejoice!
Back in July 2022, along with a Horizon series, Sony confirmed that a God of War series will be produced by Amazon. However, while the God of War series will be streaming via Amazon Prime Video, the Horizon series will be on Netflix.
We have details on the God of War series
As reported by Deadline, the God of War adaptation will take place during the Norse era of the series inspired by the franchise post-2018. Don’t get me wrong, I’m excited about this series. However, I think it’s a shame it’s not starting with the early Kratos years of ancient Greece.
Taken directly from the 2018 game, the series will follow the events of Kratos and Atreus, spreading the ashes of Faye (Laufey), their wife and mother, respectively across the highest peak of the Nine Realms. The series will see Cory Barlog and Jeff Ketcham (Santa Monica Studio) as executive producers.
What’s more, Mark Fergus (Iron Man) and Hawk Ostby will be writing and Rafe Judkins will be the series showrunner. They will also be joined by Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan of PlayStation Productions. Yumu Yang (Santa Monica Studio), as well as Roy Lee of Vertigo, all co-producing.
God of War will be a “premium live-action series”
“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 heart-breaking game into a premium live-action series,” said Sony Pictures Television Studios president Katherine Pope.”
Pope continued: “Rafe, Mark, and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.”
“The 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 television Vernon Sanders says.
Finally, Qizilbash added: “God of War is one of PlayStation’s most awarded video games” and the team is “excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios to bring our beloved franchise to fans and new audiences in a bold and authentic way.”
Who will play Kratos and Atreus?
At this time, no leading roles have been cast. A popular choice among fans seems to be the most recent voice of Kratos, Christopher Judge, as well as WWE legend, Triple H. Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing Josh Brolin play the role of Kratos
When is the God of War Amazon release date?
With this series only just being greenlit, a release date is perhaps too early to announce. If we were going to take a guess, however, its release could at least be a couple of years away.
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