Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind Productions—the production company behind The Expanse and the upcoming Witcher series— have revealed they are partnering with Square Enix to develop a live-action adaptation of Final Fantasy XIV.
The upcoming TV series will be set in Eorzea, the same setting as the fourteenth main installment of the game series. Story details are still a mystery. 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,” with popular elements of the franchise, including “magitek and beastmen, airships and chocobos,” and the live-action debut of recurring character from the games: Cid will appear in the show.
Final Fantasy is one of the most successful video game franchises in the world. Since it’s launch in 1987, the franchise continued to produce more video games and maintained a loyal following in the gaming world.
“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.”
Since it’s early days, there’s no word on when it might air. The Final Fantasy TV series is just one of many in a growing trend of video game turned into TV versions, including The Witcher series for Netflix and Halo series. Keep visiting our site for more news on Final Fantasy XIV series.