Some vague new details have surfaced around the just-greenlit God of War TV series coming from Amazon.
Speaking to Collider’s Steven Weintraub about the The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, Amazon Studios’ Head of Television Vernon Sanders also took the time to speak on God of War, describing it as being “incredibly true” to the recent games (2018’s God of War and this year’s God of War Ragnarök).
“We do incredibly well with adaptations, from Invincible to The Boys. I mean, we just covered so many of them, right? And so we know that there’s such a passionate fan base for God of War. But 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,” said Sanders.
“At the center of it all is this story of fathers and sons, and families, set against this giant epic landscape. So what Rafe [Judkins] (showrunner) and Mark [Fergus] and Hawk [Ostby] (writers) have come up with for the first season, and for the series, I think, is both incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own. If you never played the game, you will fall in love with the show and feel very much invited in. So we think it’s going to be huge.”
The show is being developed in conjunction with Sony Pictures Television and PlayStation Productions and has some big names attached, including The Expanse’s Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby as well as The Wheel of Time’s Rafe Judkins as showrunner. From the official description:
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.
Meanwhile, HBO’s The Last of Us series is gearing up to premiere very soon, on January 16th.