Prime Video has signed on to adapt the award-winning Playstation video game God of War for television.
Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time) will serve as executive producer and showrunner for the live action series, and Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will write and share executive producing duties with Judkins.
“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. “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 [game developer] Santa Monica Studio.”
The series, in development since March, follows Kratos, the God of War, who hangs up his weapons forever in the Norse realm of Midgard. When his wife dies, Kratos sets off on a dangerous journey with his estranged son to spread her ashes from the highest peak. 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.