A Final Fantasy TV show is coming to TV
Final Fantasy creators Sony has said a live-action adaptation of Final Fantasy XIV is currently in development. It will be helmed by Hivemind, the studio behind The Expanse.
Little more is known about the project. Cast, crew, story and even the distributor are all yet to be announced, but we do know that viewers will “"explore the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict," while franchise hallmarks such as "magitek and beastmen, airships and chocobos" will be involved, plus characters from the game.
"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 ... to a television audience," says Chris Parnell, co-president of Sony Pictures TV.
This won’t be Final Fantasy’s first expansion into the world of film and television, although it prefers to go the animated route. Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001), Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children (2005), and "Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV" (2016) were all computer-generated feature films.
The series could go on to do rather well, if Hivemind’s track record is anything to go by. Sci-fi series The Expanse is beloved by fans, and the studio is also involved in The Witcher series which is destined to air on Netflix next year, and stars Henry Cavil.