Prime Video Announces ‘Tomb Raider’ TV Series Helmed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

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Prime Video Announces ‘Tomb Raider’ TV Series Helmed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

The long-running Tomb Raider video game was adapted into a movie back in 2018 and while a sequel was said to be in the works, it was ultimately scrapped when MGM’s rights to the franchise expired.

Last year, Amazon merged with MGM to form the new production powerhouse, Amazon MGM Studios. The newly-formed studio is picking up where MGM had left off with its own expansion of the Tomb Raider universe in partnership with the game’s maker, Crystal Dynamics.

The studio has greenlit a Tomb Raider series, directed and written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge, who is best known for creating and starring in the series Fleabag.

“If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she’d explode,” Waller-Bridge said in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. “Tomb Raider has been a huge part of my life and I feel incredibly privileged to be bringing it to television with such passionate collaborators. Lara Croft means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all.”

Crystal Dynamics and Amazon Games shared in 2022 that they were working on another Tomb Raider game, a single-player, story-driven title built using Unreal Engine 5.

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