Just a few days ago, Amazon Prime Video, Sony Pictures, and PlayStation Productions confirmed that the God of War TV series is indeed in production following previous rumors.
It is just one of the many adaptations from the gaming world that are either coming to film or television. For example, Amazon Prime Video is already working on the Fallout TV series.
As adaptations increase, the main question mark always remains the same: will they be faithful or not. Speaking to Collider, Vernon Sanders, head of Amazon Studios Television, promised that the God of War TV series will be incredibly true to the source material while still standing on its own.
We’re doing an incredibly good job with the adaptations, from Invincible to The Boys. I mean, we covered a lot of them, right? And so we know that there is a fanbase that is very passionate about God of War. But the thing we’re always looking for is if there’s a real emotional core, if there’s a real narrative story, and I think that’s part of what makes God of War so special.
At the heart of it all is the story of fathers, sons, and families set against this gigantic, epic landscape. So what Raf Judkins, Mark Fergus and Huck Ostby have come up with for season one, and for the series, I think is incredibly true to the source material and also compelling on its own. If you have never played the game, you will fall in love with the show and feel very inviting to participate in it. So we think it’s going to be huge.
Sanders rightly mentioned two great Amazon Prime Video adaptations like Invincible and The Boys. There are more from where that came from, including The Expanse (which saw the contributions of Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, now on the God of War TV series writing team) and Reacher, but fans are also wary of less well-received adaptations like The Lord of the Ring: Rings of Power And the wheel of time. The latter saw several changes from the source material that infuriated fans, and featured the same presenter from the upcoming God of War TV series.
Only time will tell of course. It could be at least two years before the show airs on Amazon Prime Video. Meanwhile, who would you like to see in the main roles? Let us know in the comments!