Tomb Raider TV Show Reportedly Being Made by Amazon

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Recently, news surfaced suggesting that Amazon is producing a Tomb Raider TV show, which Phoebe Waller-Bridge is reportedly writing. While there isn’t much information available, there are expectations that the project will boast an all-new universe, and more importantly, a brand-new Lara Croft.

It doesn’t end there for Amazon and Tomb Raider, though – a new feature-length movie is apparently in the works at the firm, and recently, it was revealed that Amazon would also be publishing the next iteration in the Tomb Raider game franchise.

The Gift That Keeps on Giving

Tomb Raider first graced home consoles in 1996, with the big screen debut for Lara Croft dropping shortly after in 2001, featuring Angelina Jolie who took on the role of the iconic tomb-raiding… Tomb… Raider.

Since then, sixteen games have spawned from the heart of the franchise – both minor and major releases – as well as three major movies. Most recently, Lara Croft (the screen version) appeared in 2018 in ‘Tomb Raider’, portrayed by Alicia Vikander, a performance that split the community. Then, in terms of the game franchise, the last title – Shadow of the Tomb Raider – also launched in 2018.

There’s almost no extra information available regarding the development of the Tomb Raider TV show at Amazon – which was exclusively reported by The Hollywood Reporter – but it’s just the latest in a long line of shows set to be produced and published by the multimedia giant. Recently, it was revealed that the studio would be producing a God of War TV show, and at the moment, it’s developing a live-action adaptation of the Fallout franchise.

It’s a seriously important time for live-action video game adaptations right now. In recent weeks, The Last of Us debuted on HBO and has promptly smashed records, and it was revealed that a Horizon Zero Dawn and Twisted Metal show are also on the cards.

It’ll be interesting to see how the potential Tomb Raider TV show unravels, and more importantly, who the next Lara Croft will be.

For more Insider Gaming news, check out our coverage of the recent leak of the Horizon multiplayer project.