An Amazon Tomb Raider TV series is reportedly in the works

An Amazon Tomb Raider TV series is reportedly in the works

An Amazon Tomb Raider TV series is reportedly in the works

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After three film adaptations of the popular video game series Tomb Raider, Amazon wants to turn the property into a television series. The company reportedly tapped Emmy-winning showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge to help bring the adventurous world of gaming to the small screen.

Waller-Bridge will serve as writer and executive producer on the series, which is still in development, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Waller-Bridge, who is developing the series under a renewed deal with Amazon, apparently won’t star in the series. It is not known who will play the main role of Lara Croft, the adventurer treasure hunter played by Angelina Jolie in the first film adaptation of 2001 and its sequel in 2003, then by Alicia Vikander in the 2018 movie reboot.

Tomb Raider would add to a small but increasingly popular lineup of programming for Amazon’s Prime Video service, which includes superhero hits The Boys and Invincible and the much-expensive Rings of Power, a prequel to the The Lord of the Rings series. The lack of a vast library of well-known original programs means that Prime Video sometimes gets lost in the discussion on the so-called streaming warswith Netflix, HBO Max and Disney Plus often dominating the conversation.

Waller-Bridge has won a string of awards for her BBC series Fleabag, including three Emmys, two Golden Globes and a British Academy Television Award. She was the showrunner and head writer of Killing Eve in its first season and received a writing credit on the latest James Bond film, No Time to Die.

Tomb Raider rose to prominence in the 90s after several popular games on Sony PlayStation consoles. A reboot in 2013 launched a popular trilogy of games, but studio Square Enix sold the rights to the Tomb Raider franchise last year, which were picked up in december by Amazon with the intention of releasing the next game at a later date.

Amazon did not immediately respond to a request for comment.


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