Live-action Final Fantasy 14 TV series announced by Sony

It looks like Square Enix’s hit MMORPG will be heading to the small screen sometime soon. Sony Pictures Television, in cooperation with Hivemind Entertainment, has announced a live-action TV series based on Final Fantasy 14.

According to the announcement, the Final Fantasy 14 TV series will be set in the game’s world, also known as Eorzea. It states that the show “will feature a mixture of new and familiar faces.”

Final Fantasy 14 and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike,” stated 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.”

As Parnell’s statement indicates, fans can expect familiar elements from the game such a magitek, airships, chocobos, and of course Cid. For those not familiar with the series, every Final Fantasy game has had a character named Cid, though his appearance can be drastically different between releases.

In addition to this, Hivemind Entertainment co-founder and co-president Jason Brown talked about how a TV show was a great format to adapt the game to. He specifically calls it “the ideal medium to capture the extraordinary depth, sophisticated themes, and unparalleled imagination of Final Fantasy and its multitude of unique and fully realized characters.”

Hivemind Entertainment may sound familiar to some gamers as well. The studio is currently working on Netflix’s upcoming The Witcher series.

Of course, the Final Fantasy franchise is no stranger to adaptations. The series has had a number of anime productions in the past, including a number of CGI movie productions such as Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within, and Final Fantasy 7: Advent Children. However, this new adaptation will be the first time a specific game in the franchise is being adapted into a live-action medium.