Last week, it was made official that Sony's enduringly popular God of War series will be adapted for TV. Amazon Prime Video ordered the live-action series, and while it's still early days, there's some solid talent on board already. Perhaps more importantly, the people involved are saying the right things.
Amazon Studios' head of television, Vernon Sanders, was asked by Collider about the show, and what was so appealing about the games. Sanders points out the company's history with adaptations such as Invincible and The Boys, but explains they're on the lookout for meaningful narratives: "...the thing that we're always looking for is whether there is a real emotional core, if there's a real narrative story, and I think [that’s] part of what makes God of War so special," he says.
"At the center of it all is this story of fathers and sons, and families, set against this giant epic landscape," he continues. Sanders describes the work of writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, as well as showrunner Rafe Judkins, "incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own".
The show is set to follow the footsteps of 2018's God of War, exploring the story of Kratos and Atreus in the realm of Norse mythology. The director of that game, Cory Barlog, is on board as an executive producer, so there's at least some representation from Santa Monica Studio.
It all sounds good to us — let's hope it can live up to the games. Are you excited to see the God of War TV show? Tell us in the comments section below.