God Of War TV Show Will Be "Incredibly True To The Source Material," Amazon Boss Says
"If you never played the game, you will fall in love with the show and feel very much invited in."
Amazon Studios is developing a God of War TV series inspired by the PlayStation game series, and a top boss at the company has promised it will be truthful to the source material.
Amazon Studios Head of TV Vernon Sanders told Collider that the God of War TV show will tell a story about "fathers and sons," referencing Kratos and his son Atreus. This dynamic will set against a "giant epic landscape," Sanders teased.
What the showrunners and writers have come up for the God of War TV series is "incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own," Sanders said.
He added: "If you never played the game, you will fall in love with the show and feel very much invited in. So we think it's going to be huge."
Wheel of Time's Rafe Judkins is the showrunner for the God of War TV series. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who wrote Iron Man and Children of Men, are writers and executive producers on the show. Cory Barlog, who directed 2018's God of War, is an executive producer as well.
Amazon recently ordered the God of War show to series. No casting announcements have been made thus far, but Christopher Judge, who plays Kratos in the game series, is lobbying to play the character on the show too.
In addition to the God of War TV series, Amazon Studios is producing a Fallout TV series from Westworld's Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy.
As for the God of War series, 2022's God of War Ragnarok sold 5 million copies in its first week to become the fastest-selling first-party PlayStation game ever.
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