Since last March, the rumor of a series adapted from the video game god of war was very present. Amazon Prime Video has put an end to the suspense and confirmed this information. This new original creation is directed by Rafe Judkins, already well known to subscribers to the streaming platform for his production: The wheel of time.
What story for God of War?
Amazon communicated on the plot of its series God of War. We will therefore follow Kratos, the god of war, who chose to go into exile in the northern kingdom of Midgard and hang up his arms after a violent youth in ancient Greece. When his wife dies, he decides to go on a trip with his son Atreus. Their goal is to fulfill his last wishes by spreading his ashes from the highest peak.
Except that this quest promises to be epic and will put the two heroes to the test. They will have to face many gods and monsters on their way and the whole should therefore fit quite well with the history of the games.
In fact, fans will be reassured to hear that Santa Monica Studio creative director Cory Barlog, who works on the God of War games, is executive producer of the Amazon Prime Video series. At his side, we will find the screenwriters ofIron ManMark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.
It is still far too early to know the cast or a release date for this original creation. That doesn’t stop Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, from being enthusiastic about the project: “God of War is a compelling, character-driven franchise that we believe will captivate our customers around the world, both with its expansive and immersive worlds and the richness of its storytelling”.
He adds : “We are honored to share the adventure of exploring the mythology of God of War in such a momentous way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions and Santa Monica Studio. »
Video game adaptations are on the rise
It’s far from being a discovery, but we can see that the projects for adapting video games in series and in films are very numerous. Next is the series The Last of Us which should make the heyday of the HBO Max platform. For its part, the Cyberpunk animated series was a hit on Netflix, and it even boosted sales of the CD Projekt game.