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  • Writer's pictureGiovani Zaghi

Prime Video Announces 'Tomb Raider' Series Written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The "Tomb Raider" franchise is about to get an exciting new adaptation! Prime Video announced today that it has ordered a live-action "Tomb Raider" series, with Phoebe Waller-Bridge (known for "Fleabag") set as writer and executive producer. This project is part of a deal between Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios, originating through dj2’s first-look deal with the studio, to develop additional "Tomb Raider" stories in streaming and film. The series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video, available in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Crystal Dynamics and Amazon Games had previously announced a collaboration to develop and publish a new multiplatform "Tomb Raider" game. This untitled game will be a single-player, narrative-driven action-adventure that introduces a new chapter in Lara Croft's legendary explorations.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge expressed her excitement for the project:

"If I could tell my teenage self that this was happening, I think she’d explode. 'Tomb Raider' has been a huge part of my life and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing it to television with such passionate collaborators. Lara means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats 'n all."

Phoebe Waller with her awards in hands

Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon MGM Studios, also shared her enthusiasm:

"I’m so happy to announce that we have ordered the epic, globetrotting series 'Tomb Raider' from the incredibly gifted Emmy-award winner Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the team at Crystal Dynamics. Fans and newcomers can look forward to exhilarating adventures that honor the legacy of this iconic character."

Scot Amos, head of studio at Crystal Dynamics, emphasized the importance of the collaboration with Amazon:

"Amazon Studios and Amazon Games are incredible collaborators with a massive reach across the globe enabling us to expand our 'Tomb Raider' franchise with multiple new adventures and a shared passion for creating impactful, entertaining, emotional experiences for players and viewers throughout every facet of this universe. These timeless stories span all media platforms to meet audiences where they want to engage with 'Tomb Raider'; it's a critical step towards our future with fans everywhere."

The series will be produced by Crystal Dynamics, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and Jenny Robbins through Wells Street Productions, Dmitri M. Johnson through dj2 Entertainment, Michael Scheel, and Legendary Television. Amanda Greenblatt and Ryan Andolina are consulting producers under their Star Party banner. The series is produced by Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios.

The live-action "Tomb Raider" series promises to be an exciting addition to Lara Croft's legacy, bringing global and thrilling adventures to television. With a talented team led by Phoebe Waller-Bridge and the support of Amazon Studios, fans can expect an adaptation that honors the rich history of the franchise. As we eagerly await the premiere of this series, it’s clear that "Tomb Raider" will continue to captivate audiences worldwide, exploring new frontiers in the entertainment universe.



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