Final Fantasy is getting a live-action show on Netflix. The series comes to us from Sony Pictures, Square Enix, and Hivemind, the company that’s behind The Expanse on Amazon and is also making a Witcher series on Netflix. While not much is known about the series, it was announced Thursday that it will take place in the realm of Final Fantasy XIV, which is Final Fantasy’s extremely popular online title.
So far, the plot is vague, but it is stated to cover “the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict,” according to a press release. See? Vague. Considering that the Final Fantasy series is notorious for its incoherent yet somehow remarkably engaging storytelling, this show has plenty of lore to choose from. The press release also indicates that we’ll see some iterations of beasts, airships, and Cid. And we’ll see what could be a disaster or the absolute most exciting thing about the show: Chocobo renders.
The series joins an ever-expanding category that melds entertainment with video games. That includes the awesome Castlevania series and upcoming Witcher series on Netflix. It covers stars like Keanu Reeves joining Cyberpunk 2077, Norman Reedus and Mads Mikkelsen starring in Death Stranding, and Cameron Monaghan leading Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order.
There’s no word on the Final Fantasy TV show release date yet, but if you’re looking to get your fill of video game television, check out Raising Kratos on YouTube, which is a feature-length documentary about the creation of game-of-the-year God of War. There’s also Eleague on TBS, a reality show about Esports teams playing Gears 5. And there’s even a Final Fantasy XIV action title on Netflix that is called, no joke, Final Fantasy XIV: Dad of Light. It’s about a father and son reconnecting and bonding over the online game.