Prime Video are now working on a Tomb Raider series

Amazon has commissioned a Tomb Raider series for Prime Video

Following the success of Amazon’s Fallout series on Prime Video, it makes sense that the company to search for other videogame franchises to work on. Today, Prime Video has announced that they are working with Crystal Dynamics on a new Tomb Raider series.

This series will have Phoebe Waller-Bridge as its writer and executive producer, and have a “epic” “globe trotting” scope. Previously, Phoebe Waller-Bridge created the Killing Eve TV series and was credited as a write for James Bond: No Time To Die. Currently, little is known about the planned series, and no cast has been set.

Below is what Crystal Dynamics had to say when revealing the Tomb Raider series for Amazon Prime Video.

Prime Video announced today that it has ordered a Tomb Raider series with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) set as writer and executive producer. The project comes as part of a deal between Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios, originating through dj2’s first-look deal with the studio, to develop additional Tomb Raider stories in streaming and film. Tomb Raider will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. Prime has all your entertainment and streaming needs in a single membership.

Crystal Dynamics and Amazon Games have previously announced a collaboration to develop and publish a new multiplatform Tomb Raider game. The as-yet untitled game is a single-player, narrative-driven action-adventure that is an all new, next chapter to Lara Croft’s legendary explorations in the Tomb Raider franchise.

“If I could tell my teenage self that this was happening, I think she’d explode. Tomb Raider has been a huge part of my life and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing it to television with such passionate collaborators. Lara means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all,” said Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

“I’m so happy to announce that we have ordered the epic, globetrotting series Tomb Raider from the incredibly gifted Emmy-award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the team at Crystal Dynamics,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios. “Fans and newcomers can look forward to exhilarating adventures that honor the legacy of this iconic character.”

“Amazon Studios and Amazon Games are incredible collaborators with a massive reach across the globe enabling us to expand our Tomb Raider franchise with multiple new adventures and a shared passion for creating impactful, entertaining, emotional experiences for players and viewers throughout every facet of this universe,” said Scot Amos, Head of Studio at Crystal Dynamics. “These timeless stories span all media platforms to meet audiences where they want to engage with Tomb Raider; it’s a critical step towards our future with fans everywhere.”

The series is executive produced by Crystal Dynamics, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jenny Robbins through Wells Street Productions, Dmitri M. Johnson through dj2 Entertainment, Michael Scheel, and Legendary Television. Amanda Greenblatt and Ryan Andolina are consulting producers under their Star Party banner. The series is produced by Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios.

Amazon’s work on the Tomb Raider franchise does not end with their new streaming series. Amazon Games are currently working with Crystal Dynamics on their next Tomb Raider game. The next Tomb Raider game is set to use Unreal Engine 5 and has no firm release date. The last Tomb Raider game to release was Shadow of the Tomb Raider, which launched in 2018.

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