The new Amazon video game series that wants to dethrone HBO's The Last of Us

Amazon continues the trend of Netflix, HBO Max or Paramount + when it comes to bringing the great video game sagas to its video platform. To directly face The Last Of Us, this is the new production prepared to dethrone the series with Pedro Pascal at the helm.

As one of the best series of HBO Max in 2023 and a total critical and public success The Last of Us has left its mark on the small screen and streaming, from details that video game lovers celebrated to the wonder that is episode 3. Created by Craig Mazin and Neil Druckman (creator of the video game), the story plunges us into a post-apocalyptic future where fungi have turned much of the population into bloodthirsty monsters and an unlikely couple traversing the United States with the key to survival for all humanity.

Now, Amazon Prime will continue the trende Netflix, HBO Max or Paramount+ when it comes to bringing the great video game sagas to your video platform. It is not an unexpected turn, but the comparisons when it comes to measuring who has best portrayed the video game will be inevitable. Kratos will unleash his fury on a new battlefield even more cruel and brutal: streaming video. Amazon Prime Video will bring God of War to small screens around the world and that is already synonymous with barbarism and great spectacle.

playstation productions will adapt, on request Amazon, one of the workhorses of Sony consoles to the television format, and it cannot be denied that it has many reasons to do so. Being more specific, the more than 5 million copies sold by God of War Ragnarok on PS4 and PS5 in just one week. A figure that will be boosted by bringing the franchise to a much larger audience.

The God of War series will be released from 2024. Possibly in 2025 if we draw a parallel with Amazon’s Fallout series, another great production based on a video game saga: despite the fact that the setting is very different, the announcement of the Bethesda series occurred in mid-2020 and its arrival is expected to arrive in 2023.

Choosing the right Kratos will be the most complicated task of Amazon Prime Video

Amazon Prime Video continues the trends of the others to produce video games as series

Like what happened with Pedro Pascal in The Last of UsFor God of War, casting Kratos may be one of the most difficult tasks in the series, as the character has become one of the most iconic and recognizable figures on the PlayStation. In the Norse-era God of War that appeared in the 2018 video game and its 2022 sequel God of War: Ragnarok, the character was portrayed by Christopher Judge, who portrayed an older and weary Kratos trying to leave the violent violence behind. past of him Judge was nominated for numerous awards for his performance before winning Best Performance at The Game Awards in 2022.

With Judge having earned a lot of accolades for playing Kratos, finding an actor who can match him is one of the toughest tasks for the team behind Prime Video’s God of War. While it’s unclear if the actor would be willing to wield Kratos’ axe, Judge shared his own thoughts on casting Kratos on Twitter while responding to a fan casting call suggesting Dave Bautista or Dwayne Johnson himself (The Rock) as one of the options.

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