God of War Show Will Stay True To Games, Says Amazon

Amazon God of War Series
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When Amazon announced that it was set to produce a God of War series based on the popular video game franchise, it was understandably met with both excitement and skepticism. While getting a show like God of War sounds great, how much of it would use the game as source material? Or, is Amazon just going to create its own lore but use the God of War name?

Luckily for the skeptics, there doesn’t seem to be a need to be worried about the latter.

In an interview with Collider, Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ head of TV, said that the show will remain true to the source material.

“We do incredibly well with adaptations, from Invincible to The Boys,” Sanders said in the interview. “I mean, we just covered so many of them, right? And so we know that there’s such a passionate fan base for God of War. But the thing that we’re always looking for is whether there is 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.”

Sanders talked about God of War being a story around “fathers and sons, and families, set against this giant epic landscape”. He added that not only will Amazon’s depiction of God of War be “incredibly true to the source material”, but it will interest viewers on its own no matter their history with the franchise.

“If you never played the game, you will fall in love with the show and feel very much invited in, ” he said. “So we think it’s going to be huge.”

As of now, there is no official release date for the show. The only details revealed are that the show will focus on Kratos and his son as they head on a journey to spread the ashes of Kratos’ late wife.

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