Popular MMORPG Final Fantasy XIV is being adapted into a live-action television series, Sony Pictures Television has announced.
The series is being created by Hivemind, the production company behind Netflix’s The Expanse and The Witcher, and will tell an original story set in the world of Eorzea. According to the press release, the series will feature “magitek and beastmen, airships and chocobos,” as well as Cid.
“Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell said. “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,” Jason Brown, Hivemind Co-Founder and Co-President, added. “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.”
An air date or title for the series were not shared.