Fans of video games and JRPGs can rejoice. Sony has announced that the Final Fantasy saga is going to be turned into a live-action TV show! Sony Pictures Television plans on creating an original series based on the Final Fantasy XIV MMO. There aren’t many details at this stage beyond the fact that this is apparently happening, but here’s what we do know via Superhero Hype:
“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” Sony Pictures TV Co-President Chris Parnell said in a press release. “This show is about embracing and embodying all of the elements that have made the mythos such an endlessly captivating phenomenon, and it’s an immense honor to be bringing all of Eorzea’s iconic characters, settings, and concepts – including fan-favorites like Cid and, of course, the chocobos – to life for a television audience.”
So it’s confirmed that the series will at least feature the character of Cid, and that it will be an original story exploring “the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict” Let’s just hope the actual narrative is coherent, unlike some JRPG stories are.
The series is being produced by Hivemind, which is the production studio behind shows such as Amazon’s The Expanse and Netflix’s upcoming adaptation of The Witcher. Hivemind recently signed a first-look deal with Amazon Studios for event television, so there’s a good chance that a Final Fantasy series will end up there as an original show – though with Amazon spending a billion dollars on a Lord of the Rings series, it’s always possible they’ll pass on a Final Fantasy one. But considering how world-renown the property is, that might be a bad move on Amazon’s part.
So are you excited for a Final Fantasy show? What platform would you like to see it on? What would you like the story to be about? Let us know in the comments!