God of War TV Adaptation Receives Series Order at Amazon

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After months of being in development, Amazon Prime Video has given a series order to the TV adaptation of the beloved video game God of War according to a report from Deadline. The Wheel of Time's Rafe Judkins will serve as the showrunner of the series while Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man) are writing.

The series "follows Kratos, the God of War, who, after exiling himself from his blood-soaked past in ancient Greece, 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."

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"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," Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios, said in a statement.

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"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."

Judkins will also serve as the executive producer alongside writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, Cory Barlog, Asad Qizilbash, Carter Swan, Yumi Yang, and Roy Lee. Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, and PlayStation Productions are producing the series.

It is exciting to see that the series is finally happening after talks of being in the works and this is a sign that fans are waiting for. Now, all they need to do next is to cast an actor who can play Kratos, which may be a difficult process considering the stature required to play the character. We should be hearing more updates about the project in the coming months.

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Amazon has not set a release window yet for the God of War series.