God of War Live-Action Series Announced For Amazon Video Prime

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.

God of War Live-Action Series Announced For Amazon Video Prime

The God of War live-action series is a go at Amazon Video Prime following talks that began back in March.

The details include the series will premiere on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide co-produced by Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios in association with PlayStation Productions.

Rafe Judkins (The Wheel of Time, Uncharted, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD) is serving as showrunner with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Iron Man, Children of Men, The Expanse) on board as writers.

“The God of War is a compelling, character-driven franchise that we believe will captivate our global customers as much with its expansive and immersive worlds as its rich storytelling,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “We are honored to share in the adventure of exploring the God of War mythology in such a momentous way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Santa Monica Studio.”

Judkins and Oscar nominees Fergus and Ostby are also executive producing with Santa Monica Studio’s Studio Creative Director, Cory Barlog, along with Playstation Productions Asad Qizilbash and Carter Swan, Santa Monica Studio’s Yumi Yang as well as Vertigo’s Roy Lee. Santa Monica Studio’s Jeff Ketcham will serve as a co-executive producer.

“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 Katherine Pope, president of Sony Pictures Television Studios.“ Rafe, Mark and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.”

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,” said Asad Qizilbash, head of PlayStation Productions. 

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What is the God of War live-action Prime Video series about?

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. 

The latest video game has been released with God of War: Ragnarok, with the first game released in 2005 on the PlayStation 2 featuring Kratos, a Spartan warrior who was tricked into killing his family by his former master, the original Greek god of war, Ares.