Final Fantasy XIV is making the jump to live action with a new TV series that is set to be produced by Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind, the studio that makes The Expanseand Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher show.
What We Know So Far
Sony didn’t reveal too many details about the show itself. It’ll be an original story set in Eorzea, the world of Final Fantasy XIV, and feature franchise fixtures like Chocobos and a character named Cid. No cast members have been announced as yet, and it remains to be seen when the series will arrive.
“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.”
Final Fantasy XIV is an online multiplayer role-playing game. The original version came out in 2010, but it was such a disaster that Square Enix reworked the entire experience. Final Fantasy XIV rebooted in 2013 as A Realm Reborn with a much better reception. Now the game is ramping up for the release of its third expansion, Shadowbringers, which releases on July 2.