Final Fantasy 14 Is Being Turned Into a Live-Action TV Series by the Studio Behind Netflix's The Witcher

Eorzea is coming to life.

Warriors of Light assemble, as today Square Enix announced that Final Fantasy 14 will be adapted into a live-action TV series. The series will take place in Eorzea, the fictional setting for the MMORPG, but aside from the source material, not much else has been revealed about the surprise project.

The Final Fantasy TV show will be brought to you in partnership by Sony Pictures Television, Square Enix, and Hivemind, the production team behind Amazon's The Expanse and Netflix's upcoming The Witcher series. This will be the first live-action series set within the Final Fantasy universe.

"Final Fantasy 14 and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike," says Sony Picture Television co-president Chris Parnell in a statement. "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."

In Final Fantasy 14, the players take the role of an adventurer who becomes the Warrior of Light. Together with the Scions of the Seventh Dawn and a coterie of allies and friendly nation-states, the Warrior of Light takes on the Garlean Empire and the many Beast Tribes who try to summon their destructive gods known as Primals.

Despite several multimedia adaptations for the Final Fantasy series, including the CG film Spirits Within, this will be the first live-action adaptation. Netflix did host a semi-related Final Fantasy 14 live-action show called Final Fantasy 14: Daddy of Light, but that show was about a father and son bonding over the actual game of FF14.

Final Fantasy's live-action show will be written by Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton. Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, and Dinesh Shamdasani will serve as executive producers. No release date has been announced.

For more on Final Fantasy 14 ahead of its major Shadowbringers expansion, check out our Final Fantasy 14 guide.

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