Vernon Sanders gives juicy details on Amazon’s adaptation of God of War for Prime Video.
After coming close to winning Game of the Year at The Game Awards, god of war has no respite on the side of the small screen with the latest confirmation of the arrival of an eponymous series. Commissioned by PlayStation, Amazon will provide the adaptation for 2023. If today we know almost nothing about this project, Vernon Sanders, co-president of Amazon’s television subsidiary, gives us some interesting details.
In an interview with Discussing movies, the businessman seems particularly excited about the idea of bringing the PlayStation franchise to the small screen. He explains:
“We do incredibly well with the adaptations, from Invincible to The Boys. We know there is a passionate fan base for God of War. But what we’re always looking for is whether there’s a real emotional core, whether there’s a real narrative story, and I think that’s part of what makes God of War so special.
At the center of everything is this story of fathers and sons, of families in this giant epic landscape. Rafe Judkins [directeur de la série]Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby [scénaristes] have dreamed of something for the first season and for the series that is both incredibly faithful to the source material and fascinating in its own right.“
A series for fans, but not only
For now, we simply know that the series god of war will be based on the fourth game in the franchise at least, we should therefore find Kratos and Atreus in the middle of the Nordic kingdom, where the ancient Greek god of war is in search of redemption. Amazon therefore expects that the games’ strong narrative will impress us, even if it is one of the great positive points of the latest titles on the license. Vernon Sanders even dares to add:
“If you have never played the game, you will fall in love with the series and feel welcome. So we think it’s going to be huge.“
The company therefore hopes to bet on the same phenomenon that made the animated series famous. Excitinginspired by League of Legends and produced by Netflix. The production had gathered millions of fans around the world, but not only players of the MOBA developed by Riot Games. It remains to be seen whether Amazon will rise to the challenge.