It would seem that the rumors are true. A Final Fantasy TV Series is coming to your mobile devices on a streaming service sometime in the near future. No word yet if it will be Netflix that gets the streaming rights, but it most likely will be because of who is working on it. Square Enix and Sony Pictures Television are developing a live-action Final Fantasy TV series with Hivemind, the production company behind The Expanse and Netflix’s The Witcher.
“FINAL FANTASY XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateways 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.”
“Television is the ideal medium to capture the extraordinary depth, sophisticated themes, and unparalleled imagination of FINAL FANTASY and its multitude of unique and fully realized characters,” said Jason Brown, Hivemind Co-Founder, and Co-President. “We are working tirelessly to bring together artists from around the world who are united in honoring the extraordinary legacy of this franchise and its millions of fans around the world.”
Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, and Dinesh Shamdasani of Hivemind will serve as Executive Producers on the series. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton (WINTER’S KNIGHT, THE WELLS INITIATIVE) have been commissioned to write for the series and will also serve as Executive Producers.
This is just another in a long line of pop culture cross-overs happening this year and for the foreseeable future. What are your thoughts on this? Are you a fan? Do you think it will go over well?