We are now in an age where a lot of video games are getting live-action adaptations but in the form of a TV series instead of a (usually awful) movie. God of War might be next on that list.

According to sources, Prime Video is in negotiations for a live-action TV series based on PlayStation’s action-adventure franchise based on ancient mythology.

According to Deadline, the adaptation comes from The Expanse creators and executive producers Mark Fergus and Hawk Otsby alongside The Wheel of Time executive producer and showrunner Rafe Judkins. Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions, which will collaborate on all TV series based on PlayStation games, will also be involved.

The God of War franchise comprises of seven games across four PlayStation consoles. The popular series began in 2005 with the launch of God of War on the PlayStation 2.

The series centres around ex-Spartan warrior Kratos and his journey to enact his revenge on Ares, the Greek God of War, after Kratos killed his loved ones under the God’s influence. After becoming the God of War himself, Kratos is constantly looking for chances to change his fate and the fate of those he loves.

Following many titles on various consoles, including the PlayStation 3 and the PlayStation Portable, Santa Monica Studio released the 2018 game on the PlayStation 4, reinvigorating the franchise and putting it on the maps of many newer gamers.

In the 2018 instalment, Kratos journeys through the Norse wilds and gets a second chance at being a father with his son Atreus. The instalment won many honours at the 2018 Game Awards, including Game of the Year.

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An eighth game, God of War: Ragnarok, is set to be released later this year on PS4 and PS5.

What do you think about the TV series? Is it something to keep an eye on, or will it become an unfaithful adaptation?

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