Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind have partnered with Square Enix to create a live-action series based on Final Fantasy XIV. [Thanks, PR Newswire!]
The series will be an original story that takes place in Eorzea from Final Fantasy XIV, “inspired directly by the world and characters of the title’s fourteenth installment”. Among those characters is series reoccurring character Cid, which will mark his first live-action debut. Other elements confirmed to be present include magitek, beastmen, airships, and chocobos.
“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.”
Hivemind have previously worked on projects like The Expanse and are also currently working on the Netflix adaptation of The Witcher.
Final Fantasy XIV is available for the PlayStation 4 and PC.The Shadowbringers expansion releases July 2, 2019 with early-access starting June 28, 2019. In case you missed it, there’s a campaign with Amazon to get a Black Fat Chocobo.