The new thing on TV right now are video games. Every premium cable channel and streaming service has at least one series based on a game franchise in development. You would think that, given the huge popularity of the game, television would have noticed that it could turn games into big-budget shows sooner. But apparently not! It’s a very recent phenomenon after decades of trying (and almost entirely failing) to turn games into movies.
Some of the properties recently seized by Hollywood for television adaptations include twisted metalwhich arrives at Peacock and with Anthony Mackie, The last of uswith Pedro Pascal on HBO, a new resident Evil show on Netflix, and Halo on Paramount+. Not to be outdone, Amazon, which already also has a To fall show in development, is now reportedly in talks to do a God of the war series too.
According to DeadlinePrime Video is “in negotiations” for the Sony show, which would be produced by The extentby Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. The popular games follow the warrior Kratos as he seeks revenge against the Greek gods for the death of his family. There have been eight games in total on various PlayStation consoles, with a new one due later this year. Most The God of War released so far have been well-rated bestsellers; the franchise is among Sony’s most popular.
They are also extremely violent games, with Kratos gaining divine power to use against gods and other mythical foes, which he slices with various deadly weapons like giant blades attached to the ends of two chains that he wraps around his arms. A faithful adaptation should be one of the most violent shows on television. But that may be exactly why Amazon wants it.