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Prime Video Orders Live-Action ‘Tomb Raider’ Series From Phoebe Waller-Bridge

by Dave Elliott

Prime Video has given a series order to a live-action Tomb Raider series, based on the popular video game, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge as writer and exec producer.

As I’m sure most of you are aware, the ‘Tomb Raider’ franchise follows the adventures of archaeologist Lara Croft, as she travels the world in search of forgotten artefacts and locations. Whist Waller-Bridge is writing the series, she is unlikely to star, and no cast has been announced.

“If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she’d explode,” said Waller-Bridge. “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 Croft means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all.”

The series is based on the iconic Tomb Raider video game franchise, and 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 into series and films.

“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 honour the legacy of this iconic character.”

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.

“Amazon MGM 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.

Tomb Raider‘ Season 1 does not have a premiere date but will air exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide. If you want to keep track of this or any other show, you can add it via our Never Miss system, and you’ll be notified when it gets a UK premiere date.

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