God of War TV series is officially raging at Amazon, will adapt 2018 game

After The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and The Wheel of Time, Amazon has found its next fantasy epic.

Prime Video has officially ordered to series God of War, the live-action adaptation of the award-winning and massively popular video games.

Word of the adaptation had previously been reported, but the announcement from Amazon on Wednesday also confirms that the show will adapt the events of the 2018 game.

This involves the realm of Midgard and the pantheon of Norse deities, not the original games that first launched in 2005.

According to a press release, "the series follows Kratos, the God of War, who, after exiling himself from his blood-soaked past in ancient Greece, hangs up his weapons forever in the Norse realm of Midgard.

When his beloved wife dies, Kratos sets off on a dangerous journey with his estranged son to spread her ashes from the highest peak — his wife's final wish.

Kratos soon realizes the journey is an epic quest in disguise, one which will test the bonds between father and son, and force Kratos to battle new Gods and monsters for the fate of the world."

The original God of War games began their story in ancient Greece when Kratos, a ferocious Spartan warrior nicknamed the Ghost of Sparta, slew Ares and became the new God of War.

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