A TOMB RAIDER TV Series Is Coming to Prime Video

Lara Croft is coming to a small screen near you. During its inaugural upfront presentation, Prime Video announced that it ordered a Tomb Raider series with the beloved Phoebe Waller-Bridge leading the way as its writer and executive producer. Surely every person over 25 is at least marginally familiar with the Tomb Raider franchise, which began with its popular video games. It later made the big screen jump with Angelina Jolie as the infamous archaeologist and full-fledged action heroine. 

Phoebe Waller-Bridge in Indiana Jones movie and Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in Tomb Raider series
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The project is a deal between Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios to develop additional Tomb Raider stories into series and films. So it seems there will be many stories to come. Of course, it will be a while before we get any details about this Prime Video Tomb Raider series. There’s a long way to go until the cast is set and filming begins, much less its release. However, Waller-Bridge is understandably excited about this new venture. Here’s what she has to say about crafting a Croft series: 

“If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she’d explode. Tomb Raider has been a huge part of my life and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing it to television with such passionate collaborators. Lara Croft means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all.” 

The Tomb Raider TV series will be executive produced by Crystal Dynamics, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jenny Robbins through Wells Street Productions, Dmitri M. Johnson through dj2 Entertainment, Michael Scheel, and Legendary Television. Amanda Greenblatt and Ryan Andolina will be its consulting producers under their Star Party banner. The series is produced by Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios.

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