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Live action Final Fantasy XIV TV series from Hivemind and Sony Pictures likely coming to Amazon

Live action Final Fantasy XIV TV series from Hivemind and Sony Pictures likely coming to Amazon

Written by Brayden — 30 Jun 2019

Hivemind, the production company behind Amazon's The Expanse and Netflix's upcoming adaption of The Witcher has announced in partnership with Sony Pictures Television that they are developing a live-action television series based on Final Fantasy XIV.

It will tell an original story set in the world of Eorzea. It will be directly inspired by the world and characters of the game and feature magitek, beastmen, airships, chocobos, Cid and a host of new and familiar faces.

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) will write for the series and will also serve as executive producers.

"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."

"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."

It's currently unknown how much involvement Square Enix or the Final Fantasy XIV team have in this project.

Nothing else is currently known about this series but it is likely to be released on Amazon Prime Video due to Hivemind's first-look deal with Amazon Studios.