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Amazon's God Of War series will stick to the source material, says studio boss

Amazon's God Of War series will stick to the source material, says studio boss

It's always an interesting argument.

The God of War TV show that is in development at Amazon Studios will be sticking closely to the original material, as stated in an interview with the streaming service's head of television.

It's an interesting claim when we consider the major changes made in Amazon's adaptation of The Boys and the continued success of this show. Generally, one would imagine that the more faithful the show is to its inspiration, the better the quality of the final product. This sort of argument has been leveraged against the second season of The Witcher which altered the fates of several key players in the story.

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Personally, I can see the merit in either approach. In an interview with Collider, Amazon Studios' head of television Vernon Sanders explained what it is that audiences love about the streaming service's plethora of offerings.

"We do incredibly well with adaptations, from Invincible to The Boys. 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," said Sanders. "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."

"At the center of it all is this story of fathers and sons, and families, set against this giant epic landscape. So what Rafe [Judkins] and Mark [Fergus] and Hawk [Ostby] have come up with for the first season, and for the series, I think, is both incredibly true to the source material, and also compelling on its own. If you never played the game, you will fall in love with the show and feel very much invited in. So we think it's going to be huge."

Showrunner Judkins has previously worked on the Uncharted film, The Wheel of Time, Chuck, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and placed third in the reality TV show Survivor: Guatemala back in 2005. Which is a wild career trajectory, really. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, on the other hand, are the developers of The Expanse which is based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. It's definitely in capable hands, so we'll sit tight and see.

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Topics: God Of War, TV And Film, Amazon