Last week, it was reported that a TV show based on the popular Sony Interactive Entertainment property would be produced.
Following the events of the 2018 reboot of the God of War franchise, which features father and son heroes Kratos and Atreus and is one of PlayStation’s biggest hits with approximately 23 million sales, the program will air on the PlayStation 4.
The game and its sequel, God of War: Ragnarök, are based on Norse mythology rather than Greek mythology, which was used in the earlier instalments of the series.
Vernon Sanders, chief of television at Amazon Studios, told Collider that the show would stay true to the novel. From “Invincible” to “The Boys,” we have a stellar track record of successful adaptations. And we just went over a plethora of them, right? “There’s no doubt that God of War has a dedicated following,” he continued.
In spite of this, “the thing that we’re constantly looking for is if there is a real emotional core if there’s a real narrative plot,” and I believe that this is a large part of what makes God of War stand out.
When Kratos’s wife passes away, he and his estranged son embark on a perilous trek to fulfil her dying wish and scatter her ashes from a mountaintop.
Kratos and his son’s relationship will be put to the test, and Kratos will have to face up against new gods and monsters for the fate of the world. The series is a joint effort between PlayStation Productions and Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios.
Showrunner Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time) is adapting it, together with writers Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man, The Expanse).
Each of them, along with Santa Monica Studio head Yumi Yang and creative director Cory Barlog, is also an executive producer on the project.
Sanders summed up the story of fathers and sons and families against the backdrop of an amazing environment. So, I think the first season and the series as a whole are both faithful to the original material and interesting in their own right because of the work of Rafe, Mark, and Hawk.
Even if you’ve never played the game before, you’ll feel quite at home in the show. Accordingly, we anticipate that it will have a tremendous impact.