Amazon’s Live-Action GOD OF WAR TV Series Is Currently Being Written

Do you dare anger the gods? Players of the God of War video game franchise have confronted that question with each new installment. The first ever God of War debuted in 2005 set in the world of Greek gods. In 2018, though, the game series moved to Norse mythology with a deeper narrative for the powerful god Kratos. And now the award-winning game will make the jump to the screen in a different way. Amazon has ordered a God of War live-action adaptation television series for Prime Video. The Wheel of Time showrunner Rafe Judkins will be at the helm. This news was first released in December 2022, and now, over a year later, we finally have an update on its progress.

Kratos and Atreus standing in a boat in God of War (2018)
Sony Santa Monica Studios

This God of War live-action adaptation will pick up from the gorgeous 2018 installment from Sony Santa Monica Studios. Kratos retires to Midgard with his family. His wife dies and Kratos and his son, Atreus, go on a quest to fulfill his wife’s dying wish. It’s quite the adventure, rich with Norse mythology characters and lore. Twists and turns along the way deepen Kratos and Atreus’ bond as the god learns how to best be a father. In short, it’s wonderful material for a live-action TV series. The larger-than-life god fights equally larger-than-life monsters and meets fascinating characters. The duo’s journey continues in the recently released God of War Ragnarök.

The God of War live-action TV series has Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (creators of The Expanse) on board to write. God of War director Cory Barlog will serve as executive producer. Additionally, the show is a co-production between Amazon Studios and Sony Picture Television in association with PlayStation Productions. Variety also reports that Playstation Productions’ Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan and Santa Monica Studio’s Yumi Yang and Vertigo’s Roy Lee serve as executive producers. Santa Monica Studio’s Jeff Ketcham is co-executive producer.

At CES 2024, Sony revealed that writing on Amazon’s God of War series was underway, alongside work on Netflix’s Horizon Zero Dawn project. It’s not a huge progress report, but, hey, we’ll take it. Hopefully, we get some more substantial news soon.

Judkins’ The Wheel of Time recently aired its second season and is looking ahead to season three. Showrunning two epic fantasy television series seems like it would be quite the challenge. As excited as we are for God of War, we hope Judkins is able to execute his vision for The Wheel of Time adaptation.

Originally published on December 14, 2022.

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