It would appear that Amazon is looking to put many eggs in the video game basket. Hit franchise God of War could be next on Amazon’s list of video games to turn into a TV series. Reports state that Amazon is in negotiations with Sony to get the rights to the video game.
Reports also suggest that The Expanse creators Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, along with The Wheel Of Time showrunner Rafe Judkins, are involved in discussions to work on the project. This could mean lots of production and a significant amount of money will be applied.
God of War is based on ancient mythology. The story follows Kratos, a Spartan warrior and later the God of War, who was tricked into killing his family by his former master, the original Greek god of war, Ares. This sets off a series of events that leads to battles with the mythological pantheons. The Greek mythology era of the series sees Kratos follow a path of vengeance due to the machinations of the Olympian gods, while the Norse mythology era, which introduces his son Atreus as a secondary protagonist, shows an older Kratos on a path of redemption, which inadvertently brings the two into conflict with the Norse gods.
We previously reported that Amazon also greenlit video game franchises Fallout, Life is Strange, and Disco Elysium for tv series adaptations.
Will video game adaptations become the next wave in pop culture? And should the voice of Kratos, Christopher Judge, be cast for the show?
While you ponder, check out the panel with Christopher Judge below.