According to a recent report, an Amazon television series based on the video game Tomb Raider is in development, with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge slated to pen the screenplays. It would appear that video game adaptation are all the rage these days.
Waller-Bridge reportedly won’t be taking on the character of Lara Croft in the program, despite having a major role in Fleabag.
The Hollywood Reporter states that the show is now in development and is the most recent endeavor to result from Waller-renewed Bridge’s agreement with the streaming behemoth.
Along with the former head of comedy and drama Ryan Andolina and former president of overall deals Amanda Greenblatt, Waller-Bridge is also slated to serve as an executive producer. We don’t know when the show might air, but it will probably be a while as it’s still in the planning stages.
With the release of this news, Tomb Raider becomes the third video game franchise that we are aware of that Amazon is adopting.
Not only did it just disclose that a God of War television series is presently in production, but it also has a Fallout series in development that will be fairly authentic, according to a new batch of leaked set photos. The popularity of both Netflix’s Witcher series and HBO’s The Last of Us definitely has Amazon scurrying for its own video game-related blockbuster, so we’ll probably see a lot more adaptations in the future as well.
A ‘TOMB RAIDER’ TV series is in the works at Amazon with Phoebe Waller-Bridge set to write.
— DiscussingFilm (@DiscussingFilm) January 27, 2023
Speaking of video games, Miller Ross, a reliable industry insider, recently said that the upcoming Tomb Raider game might be shown off later this year. This suggests that the next couple of years might be rather significant for Lara Croft and her team. Sadly, we don’t know when or where, but it appears like Lara will return to the spotlight quite soon.