Amazon’s Tomb Raider TV Series Officially Greenlit

Posted on May 14, 2024 by Nick Moreno

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Already at Amazon, the firm has established a firm standing when it comes to video game adaptations. The recently aired Fallout TV series debuted roughly a month ago and has swelled in popularity thanks to its execution. Upon its debut, the show shot up to #1 worldwide for Prime Video. Even more, it was just over a week later that season 2 got the thumbs up as well.

Looking beyond that, details on Amazon’s other efforts attached to popular video game IPs is still developing. Previously, it was reported that the firm established a new deal with Embracer Group. The deal included Amazon reported to publish the next major release for the series. What’s more, a connected, live-action series is in discussion at Amazon as well.

In total, it was reported that a $600 million agreement was solidified between both firms. Now in a new press release, the Tomb Raider TV show was officially greenlit at Amazon. Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) was enlisted to pen the script alongside dj2 entertainment to produce the series. The show stands alongside a separate Netflix animated series underway.

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. 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.

Scot Amos, Crystal Dynamics Studio Head

“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,” Waller-Bridge added.

“Amazon MGM Studios head Jennifer Salke says: “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. Fans and newcomers can look forward to exhilarating adventures that honor the legacy of this iconic character.”

Recently, a new development on the next game was leaked. In a new report from @thevscopper on X, the next title is set in India. The leak also touches on the new direction for the game also engaging in a completely open-world experience too. You can read the full report by heading here.

What has you excited for a live-action Tomb Raider TV show?

Source: Crystal Dynamics

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