Sony Pictures Television to produce live-action Final Fantasy XIV TV series By Tony Garsow on June 27, 2019 at 7:18 PM

A live-action TV series based on Final Fantasy XIV is in the works — the news announced today by Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind, known for producing The Expanse and the upcoming Netflix adaptation of The Witcher. The series will tell “original story set in the fantastic world of Eorzea”

Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell stated “Final Fantasy XIV and Eorzea are the perfect gateway into Final Fantasy for longtime fans and newcomers alike. 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.”

Sony’s press release says the upcoming television adaptation represents a momentous new milestone for the franchise and will mark the first time a Final Fantasy world – and its many beloved inhabitants – will be realized in live action.

Jason F. Brown, Sean Daniel, and Dinesh Shamdasani of Hivemind will serve as Executive Producers on the series. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton (Winter’s Knight, The Wells Initiative) have been commissioned to write for the series and will also serve as Executive Producers.

According to Thornton, development on the project has been planned for a while now:

Previously, a TV-series based on Final Fantasy XIV chronicled a real-life story of a father and son connecting through the game. Called “Father of Light”, it’s now available to stream on Netflix and a film re-telling is also set to arrive in Japan this year.

  • Maybe this is a dumb question: But I already have FF14 and I’m a member with an up-to-date account. Do I still buy Shadowbringer or am I already locked in and able to play it.
    I see people talking about early access tonight but I can’t tell if I’m sired in.

  • Also, why live action and not an anime?

  • empirefall

    I think I will pass

  • Justice V

    Should have to buy Shadowbringers if you haven’t already. Think it’s like $20-40 or so.

  • I got it now. But it was too late to get into early access.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Because it is not an anime game. Maybe animation would be better then live action.

  • It’s got plenty in common with anime. It’s made by JPN, it’s got catgirls, bunny girls, super powers, magic, a yin-yang battle of light and dark, people getting possessed by a cult group that looks like the organization from KH games. It’s got all the tropes and trimmings of an anime. If not an anime I’d make it an American cartoon and have the people Studio Mir doing it (Voltron, Avatar, Korra). That’d be great.

  • I’d be more interested if it was all about the Ascians and Garlemald.

  • Wow, they let me into Early Access anyway. I guess they gave me a break.

  • TNN

    Go watch The Expanse.

    You’ll change your mind.

  • Krijn van Alten

    Why does it always need to be drawn? Anyway, i am positive they will not read these comments anyway so they most likely have already made up their minds long ago how it is going to look like.

  • I think about the live action movies they did that were based off games and anime and how terrible those were. DeathNote, FMA, AoT, Bleach, king of fighters, mortal kombat, so many games and just don’t work as live action.

    They look corny or the special effect or acting is subpar. I just don’t get why everything these days is live action or 3D. If it’s a hand drawn show it’s only on TV. I guess they think no one like cartoons anymore.

  • Jesus Christ

    This won’t be excuted well. Square Enix makes critically panned movies. I’m not inclined to believe the TV show is any better even if it’s on Sony.

  • TNN

    Square isn’t making it…