God of War TV Show Will Stay True To Its Source Material
The God of War TV show adaptation will remain true to its source material i.e. Santa Monica Studio’s long-running video game of the same name.
Speaking during an interview, Amazon Studios’ Head of Television Vernon Sanders assured fans that the God of War TV show will stay true to the 2018 game. In response to a question regarding what he was most excited to show fans next, Sanders brought up the God of War TV show as having the potential to deliver a real emotional core, a real narrative story, which, according to him, is part of what makes the adaptation special. He highlighted how successful Amazon Studios have been with prior adaptations, from Invincible to The Boys.
In reference to his statement regarding the God of War TV series having an emotional core, Sanders highlighted the father-son dynamic from the game, and this is what the story will focus on in the first season. He said that this story of fathers and sons, and families, set against this giant epic landscape, is at the center of it all. He added that what showrunner Rafe Judkins and writers Mark Fergus and Hawk have come up with for the first season, and for the series, is both incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own. He claimed that those who have never played the game will fall in love with the show and feel very much invited in. Sanders is compelled to believe that the TV series is going to be a major success for Amazon Studios.
Meanwhile, the sequel to 2018’s God of War, God of War Ragnarok, was the most nominated game at The Game Awards 2022. Despite not coming out on top as the best game of 2022 at the show, it managed to snag a bunch of awards, including best narrative and best action adventure game.