Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s ‘Tomb Raider’ Ordered to Series at Amazon Prime Video

The action series is based on the best-selling video game franchise of the same name

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Amazon Prime Video has granted a series order to Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s “Tomb Raider,” the streamer announced Tuesday. The “Fleabag” creator and star will write and executive produce the adaptation of the popular video game series.

“If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she’d explode. ‘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,” Waller-Bridge said in a statement. “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.”

“Phoebe has a lifelong love affair with Lara Croft, and very soon we’ll start the world wide search for who will play this iconic role,” Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon and MGM Studios, said during Amazon’s first upfront presentation on Tuesday.

The news comes on the heels of the massive success of Prime Video’s “Fallout” video game adaptation, which scored a quick Season 2 renewal.

In addition to Amazon MGM Studios, the series comes from Crystal Dynamics, and dj2 Entertainment. The upcoming series will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.

Originally created by British video game developer Core Design, “Tomb Raider” has become one of the most iconic video game franchises of all time. As of 2022, the game franchise has released more than 20 games and has sold more than 95 million copies. The series follows Lara Croft, a British archaeologist and thrill seeker who travels the world searching for lost artifacts.

The series is produced by Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios. Executive producers include Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Jenny Robbins through Wells Street Productions, Dmitri M. Johnson through dj2 Entertainment, Michael Scheel and Legendary Television. Amanda Greenblatt and Ryan Andolina will serve as consulting producers under their Star Party banner.

Previously, Crystal Dynamics and Amazon Games announced that they would be collaborating to publish a new multiplatform “Tomb Raider” game. The game is currently unpublished but will be a single-player, narrative-driven action-adventure that will follow the next chapter of Lara Croft’s legacy.

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