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​There's A Live-Action Final Fantasy Series Coming From The Studio Making Netflix’s The Witcher

​There's A Live-Action Final Fantasy Series Coming From The Studio Making Netflix’s The Witcher

The studio that is making The Witcher for Netflix, Hivemind, is working with Sony Pictures TV to adapt Final Fantasy XIV into a television series. Hivemind is also the team behind The Expanse.

The Final Fantasy XIV series will tell a new story in the world of Eorzea but one that picks up on a lot of the same themes of the MMO. So there will be a lot about the struggle between magic and technology, and the wars that struggle has inspired.

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According to Deadline, the series will be written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton, who previously wrote Winter's Knight and The Wells Initiative.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within has divided fans for years
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within has divided fans for years

While there have been big screen and television adaptations of Final Fantasy before, with films like Spirits Within and Brotherhood, the anime series that preceded Final Fantasy XIV, this will be the first live-action adaptation. Certainly, the biggest question I have is how closely will the cast's hairstyles much the quiffs and 'do's in the games?

"Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike," said Sony Pictures Television co-president Chris Parnell. "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."

There's no word yet as to when the series is planned to be released. Though with Hivemind currently making The Expanse and The Witcher, it may be that it won't enter into full production until the first series of The Witcher has been released later this year.

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Featured Image Credit: Square Enix

Topics: video games, gamingbible, Square Enix

Julian Benson

Senior journalist at GAMINGbible. Former deputy editor of PCGamesN and news editor of Kotaku UK. Written for Eurogamer, PC Gamer, Rock, Paper, Shotgun, Wired, and GamesMaster. Author of 'Rags, Bones and Tea Leaves'. Contact: [email protected]

 

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