Prime Video has ordered a live-action series based on Santa Monica Studio’s ‘God of War’ videogame franchise. Rafe Judkins, who is responsible for helming the ‘Wheel of Time’ series, will act as showrunner.
The show will focus on the narrative of the 2018 game, which takes its protagonist Kratos to the realm of the Norse pantheon of Gods. The game’s story follows Kratos, a son of Zeus and the Greek God of War, living a secluded life in Midgard after his vengeful escapades in ancient Greece.
When his wife passes away, he sets off on a dangerous journey with his estranged son Atreus to fulfill her final wish — To spread her ashes from the highest peak in all the realms.
However, he soon realizes the journey is an epic adventure that will test his relationship with Atreus and force Kratos to battle new gods and monsters from this realm.
Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will be responsible for writing the series. The game’s director, Cory Barlog, will act as executive producer alongside Playstation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, Santa Monica Studio’s Yumi Yang, and Vertigo’s Roy Lee.
Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, said: “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 Santa Monica Studio.”
The 2018 ‘God of War’ won numerous awards including ‘Game of the Year’, and a sequel, ‘God of War: Ragnarok’, was also released earlier this month to rave reviews.
Check out the trailer for the 2018 game: