There are some video games that transcend the limits of their known sphere and become known to most of the world beyond. God of War from Sony and Santa Monica is one of those series that, although mostly restricted to the Sony PlayStation environment, has become one of the best-known games ever.
God of War and the adventure of its protagonist Kratos, which began with a fictional Greek mythology, has entered the Nordic realm with the current generation of games. The first game, God of War, was released in 2005 for the PlayStation 2, followed by God of War II and God of War III, which ended the Greek saga for most of the game. The current generation of games, which also began with the title God of War, saw Kratos venture into the Norse realm and take on the native pantheon of gods. God of War: Ragnarok, which recently launched to massive success, is the latest in line for the Norse side of the story according to game director Cory Barlog.
Also read: God of War Ragnarok review: A true masterpiece worthy of being the final chapter
God of War finally goes live action
And now Amazon Studios and Prime Video have announced that the studio will make a live-action God of War show that will stream on Amazon Prime. This is just the announcement of the show and no specific dates have been announced.
God of War is coming. pic.twitter.com/GzbyutRO2k
—Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) December 14, 2022
With the show now announced, we expect news about the cast of the show to be out soon. Production duties will be shared by Amazon Studios, PlayStation Productions, with Wheel of Time’s Rafe Judkins serving as showrunner. He will share executive producer credits with Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus. Teaming up with them will be Santa Monica Studio’s creative director and game director for the final two installments in the series, Cory Barlog, who will serve as executive producer.
Details are few at the moment and no one knows where Kratos’s story will begin. It could start at the beginning with Kratos in Sparta before he becomes the God of War or the creators could decide to start the story in medias res with the Norse part of his saga.
Fans, for their part, are already making demands about who they think should be cast in the different roles, but their opinion is mainly about who should be cast as the lead Kratos. But we think these suggestions won’t really make a huge difference in who the studios decide to cast for different roles on the show.