The series, which has been in development since March, is being adapted for TV by showrunner Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time) and writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man, The Expanse).
According to the official show description, it looks set to follow the story of 2018’s God of War series reboot, which was continued in the recently released sequel God of War Ragnarök.
Unlike previous entries in the series, which were inspired by Greek mythology, the last two God of War games are loosely based on Norse mythology.
“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,” reads the show description (via The Hollywood Reporter).
“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.”
The show is a co-production between Amazon Studios and Sony Pictures Television in association with PlayStation Productions.
“We are so proud and excited to be working with our friends at Amazon Studios and our partners at PlayStation Productions to adapt this beautiful and heartbreaking game into a premium live-action series,” said Sony Pictures TV president Katherine Pope. “Rafe, Mark and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.”
Qizilbash added: “God of War is one of PlayStation’s most awarded video games, so we’re excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios to bring our beloved franchise to fans and new audiences in a bold and authentic way.”
PlayStation Productions is a studio formed in 2019 by Sony Interactive Entertainment to adapt its original game properties for film and television in partnership with Sony Pictures.
This year’s Uncharted movie starring Tom Holland, which had a $120 million budget, was the first major project from the studio to be released.
Its next, HBO’s The Last of Us TV show, will premiere on January 15, 2023.