Last week, Sony officially announced that a God of War series project is in the works. The live-action adaptation is set to run on Amazon Prime and already has some solid talent on board. According to the latest information, the series should remain true to its role model, which should please fans of God of War.
The series should be based closely on the game
Vernon Sanders, head of television at Amazon Studios, spoke out colliders said what exactly is so appealing about God of War. As Sanders explains, the studio has already gained experience with adaptations such as Invincible and The Boys and is also looking for new, meaningful narratives afterwards.
What makes God of War so special is the “real emotional core” that makes the story of Kratos and Atreus so authentic. “The focus is on the story of fathers and sons and families in a vast, epic landscape,” says Sanders.
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Sanders describes his work with showrunner Rafe Judkins, as well as writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, as “incredibly faithful to the source material, but also compelling in its own right.”
The adaptation should therefore follow in the footsteps of the original and not open up a completely new path. So Kratos journey with Atreus is in the foreground. Also on board as Executive Producer is God of War Ragnarok Game Director Cory Barlog. That sounds promising at first.