While the initial announcement alluded to some details about the series, Variety added some insight into players can expect from it.
According to their article, the series will follow the 2018 version, where Kratos meets with his son, Atreus, to spread ashes of his late wife, Faye, from the highest peak. While this confirms the adventure will focus on his journey through Norse mythology, it doesn’t rule out seeing some of the events of the original 2005 arc, where Kratos battles Greek gods.
Rafe Judkins, known for his work on the Uncharted movie, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., is attached as executive producer and showrunner. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, known for their work on Iron Man, Children of Men, and The Expanse, will work as writers and executive producers for the project. Santa Monica Studio’s Creative Director, Cory Barlog, will also act an as executive producer, along with several other people associated with PlayStation Productions, and Santa Monica Studios.
Head of Global Television at Amazon Studios, Vernon Sanders, added the following:
God of War is a compelling, character-driven franchise that we believe will captivate our global customers as much with its expansive and immersive worlds as its rich storytelling.
We are honored to share in the adventure of exploring the God of War mythology in such a momentous way with Sony Pictures Television, PlayStation Productions, and Santa Monica Studio.Variety
President of Sony Pictures Television Studios, Katherine Pope, offered the following comment:
We are so proud and excited to be working with our friends at Amazon Studios and our partners at PlayStation Productions to adapt this beautiful and heartbreaking game into a premium live-action series.
Rafe, Mark and Hawk are crafting a transportive series that charts a path through the ancient mythological journey of Kratos.Variety
Head of PlayStation Productions, Asad Qizilbash, followed up with:
God of War’ is one of PlayStation’s most awarded video games, so we’re excited to partner with Sony Pictures Television and Amazon Studios to bring our beloved franchise to fans and new audiences in a bold and authentic way.Variety
No release date or further information was provided, but expect more news sometime next year.