Final Fantasy is getting the TV treatment: A live-action series adaptation of the video game franchise is in development at Sony Pictures Television and production company Hivemind (The Expanse, The Witcher).
Based on the role-playing game’s fourteenth installment, the project will tell an original story set in the world of Eorzea. It will explore “the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict,” while featuring “a mixture of new and familiar faces,” including the live-action debut of the game’s central character Cid, per the official announcement.
The project does not yet have a network attached to it.
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* Masterpiece on PBS has teamed with the UK’s Channel 5 for an adaptation of James Herriot’s novels All Creatures Great and Small, about a young country veterinarian, our sister site Deadline reports. The series will consist of six episodes and a Christmas special.
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