At CES 2024, Sony revealed the writing is underway on adaptations of its popular video games, God of War, and Horizon Zero Dawn.
God of War is coming to Amazon Prime Video, and Horizon Zero Dawn is getting adapted for Netflix.
What is God of War on Amazon Prime Video about?
The details first revealed last month for Amazon’s live-action God of War series include 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 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.
What is Netflix’s Horizon Zero Dawn about?
Announced back in August, Steve Blackman is developing the Horizon Zero Dawn series for Netflix along with Orbital.
Horizon Zero Dawn is based on the video game of the same name and is described as epic sci-fi adventure series set a thousand years in the future, in a strange and beautiful world full of primitive tribes and high-tech machines, all built on the bones of the ‘Old Ones’ – the ruins of our present-day United States.
The disaster that destroyed our world is long forgotten, but when these formerly peaceful machines mysteriously turn into dangerous hunters of all life, a young outcast named Aloy discovers that the only chance to save her world is to fight to uncover what happened to ours.
“Horizon Zero Dawn and Orbital are on the surface very different shows from each other and from The Umbrella Academy. One takes place a thousand years in the future, in a world completely remade by massive machines. The other is set near present-day on a space station,” Blackman told Netflix.