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Tomb Raider Live Action Series in the Works at Amazon

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The string of video game adaptations to screens small and large continues with Amazon’s announcement of a Tomb Raider live action series earlier this week.

The new Amazon Prime Video series will focus on Tomb Raider series’ conic heroine, the archaeologist Lara Croft, though Amazon’s announcement made no mention of who would star as the character. Amazon MGM Studios will produce the show alongside Embracer owned Tomb Raider developer Crystal Dynamics. Fleabag star Phoebe Waller-Bridge is onboard as writer and executive producer. The show will premiere in over 240 countries and territories around the globe. No release date for the show is currently available.

This isn’t the first Tomb Raider venture for Crystal Dynamics and Amazon, the two companies announced plans to develop a new multi-platform Tomb Raider game back in 2022. It wouldn’t surprise me to see the game and TV series release close together, if not concurrently.

We’ve come a long way from the years where news of video game adaptations were met with instant apprehension or worse. From Super Mario Bros., to Sonic, The Last of Us, and more recently, another Amazon Prime Video hit, Fallout, it’s been a good run for game adaptations as of late.


Casey Bell