Tomb Raider to get the Fallout treatment with live-action Amazon show

Crystal Dynamics has announced that it has partnered with Amazon for a live-action Tomb Raider TV show, with Fleabag's Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the executive producer seat.

Tomb Raider to get the Fallout treatment with live-action Amazon show
Tom West

Tom West


It appears that last year's leak was correct, Crystal Dynamics and Amazon MGM Studios have partnered for a live-action Tomb Raider TV show. We don't have any details about the project just yet, but after Amazon's work with the Fallout show, which has been renewed for a second season, we're hopeful that Lara Croft's adventures will be an action-packed ride on Amazon Prime.

Tomb Raider live-action TV show announced by Crystal Dynamics

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As announced by Crystal Dynamics, a live-action Tomb Raider show is in the works for Amazon Prime with Fleabag's Emmy Award-winning Phoebe Waller-Bridge writing the script and executively producing. We don't have a release date for the show yet, but a report by the Hollywood Reporter in January 2023 suggested that the project was in its early stages, so it's potentially had at least a year of work already.

“If I could tell my teenage self that this was happening, I think she’d explode," Phoebe Waller-Bridge says. "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 means a lot to me, as she does to many, and I can’t wait to go on this adventure. Bats ‘n all."

Seeing as Waller-Bridge appears to be a fan of Lara Croft already, the TV show stands a good chance of joining the likes of Fallout and The Last of Us as a faithful adaption of the video games. We've seen Tomb Raider make it to the big screen in movies before, but not a TV show, so we'll look forward to seeing how this turns out.

In case you missed it, Amazon Games is publishing Crystal Dynamic's next Tomb Raider game, which is being developed using Unreal Engine 5 and is said to be the biggest game in the series to date.
Written by Tom West
Tom has been playing video games since he was old enough to hold a controller, experimenting with a number of systems until he eventually fell in love with Xbox. With a passion for the platform, he decided to make a career out of it, and now happily spends his days writing about that which he loves. If he’s not hunting for Xbox achievements, you’ll likely find him somewhere in The Elder Scrolls Online or fighting for survival in Battlefield.
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