Amazon Teams Up with Crystal Dynamics for New Tomb Raider TV Series

Tomb Raider is now the third popular video game series that Amazon Prime Video is adapting into a TV series. Just last month, Fallout became the second most-watched series on the streaming platform, and Tomb Raider has the potential to surpass

by Sededin Dedovic
Amazon Teams Up with Crystal Dynamics for New Tomb Raider TV Series
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After acquiring Crystal Dynamics and the Tomb Raider franchise, Embracer Group quickly struck a deal with Amazon to publish the next Tomb Raider game. We always assumed this was the first step towards Amazon acquiring TV rights for Prime Video, but now it's confirmed.

Today, Amazon officially announced that they have ordered a new series based on the Tomb Raider franchise. The Tomb Raider TV series will be made in collaboration between Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios. The series will be written and produced by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who has previously been involved in shows like Killing Eve and films like James Bond: No Time to Die.

"If I could tell my teenage self this would happen, I think she'd explode. Tomb Raider games have been a huge part of my life, and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing this series into the television space. Lara means so much to me, and to so many others, and I can't wait to dive deep into her adventures." – Waller-Bridge stated.

Tomb Raider will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories worldwide. Speaking about the new series, Amazon Games Vice President Christoph Hartmann said: "With such a great franchise, the possibilities are endless.

The richness and depth of the fiction allow the Tomb Raider series on Prime Video and the video game from Amazon Games to tell separate stories of Lara Croft's adventures. We are honored that Crystal Dynamics has entrusted Amazon with this famous franchise, and we look forward to seeing where this collaboration takes us." In addition to this TV series, Amazon is also continuing to work with Crystal Dynamics on the next Tomb Raider game, which will be released for consoles and PC.

Currently, if you are an Amazon Prime member, you can dive into the latest Tomb Raider trilogy for free via Prime Gaming. In this century, Tomb Raider has had a total of three films – in 2001, 2003, and 2018. Lara was portrayed by two actresses in those films: Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander. In the animated series, her voice will be provided by Hayley Atwell.