Wednesday, December 14, 2022

Amazon Gives Series Order to Drama 'God of War' Based on Video Game Franchise

Amazon has today given a series order to the original drama series God of War based on PlayStation's video game franchise of the same name. An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

After exiling himself from his blood-soaked past in ancient Greece, Kratos - the God of War - hangs up his weapons forever in the Norse realm of Midgard. When his beloved wife dies, Kratos sets off on a dangerous journey with his estranged son to spread her ashes from the highest peak - his wife's final wish. Kratos soon realizes the journey is an epic quest in disguise, one which will test the bonds between father and son, and force Kratos to battle new Gods and monsters for the fate of the world.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby developed the drama, with Rafe Judkins serving as showrunner for the first season. All three will executive produce with Cory Barlog, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Yumi Yang and Roy Lee. Jeff Ketcham will act as a co-executive producer. Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Santa Monica Studio will produce.

"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," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios. "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."