Sony Pictures Entertainment officially announced that they’re developing adaptations of their two famous video game franchises — Horizon and God of War — in a form of TV shows, GamesRadar+ has learned. It’s confirmed now that the Horizon TV show adaptation will be developed by Netflix, while the God of War TV show adaptation will be developed by Amazon Prime Video. Sony also announced that they’re planning a TV show adaptation of Gran Turismo, but no network or a streamer is attached to that project yet.
Horizon, God of War, and Gran Turismo are all exclusive video game franchises for PlayStation platforms, as it was Uncharted that got its movie adaptation earlier this year starring Tom Holland as Nathan Drake. The sequel is most likely on the way, and Sony is now focusing to bring some of its known video game franchises to the small screen as well.
Horizon Zero Dawn, the original game of the Horizon series was developed by Guerrilla Games, who also developed the Killzone franchise for PlayStation. The game was released in 2017, and it received praise for its open world, story, visuals, combat, characterization, and the performance of voice actress Ashly Burch. The sequel, Horizon Forbidden West was released in February this year, and it received critical acclaim as well.
The God of War franchise started in 2005 with the original game. The first era of the franchise was based on Greek mythology and it concluded with God of War: Ascension in 2013. In 2018, the second era, based on Norse mythology started with another God of War entry, for which the sequel, titled God of War: Ragnarok, is set to be released later this year.
Netflix and Amazon Prime are developing these two separate projects, but these aren’t the only TV projects based on video games. Netflix is also working on the Assassin’s Creed TV series, and Amazon Prime is working on the adaptation of Fallout. HBO is also developing The Last of Us series starring Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey, which is set to premiere next year.