Final Fantasy has a long history of TV and movie projects, from the well known, like the much-maligned Spirits Within, to the outright obscure, like the Final Fantasy V sequel anime that starred terrifying pink featherless Chocobos. Now, a new project is in the works, but it’s already shaping up to be quite different.
As SlashFilm reports, Sony Pictures Television and Hivemind are collaborating on a live-action Final Fantasy series set in the world of Final Fantasy XIV.
Hivemind previously worked on The Expanse and is currently making The Witcher into a TV series for Netflix.
Here’s what Sony Pictures Television Co-President Chris Parnell had to say on the project:
“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.”
While on the surface this is only tangentially related to Nintendo, XIV traditionally includes characters and creatures from Final Fantasy games old and new. The typical Cactuars and Moogles are guaranteed, sure, but it’s also seen Kefka, Ultros, Krile, Noctis and more show up, either as cameos from their original games or reworked to fit the world of Hydaelyn itself. There are almost limitless possibilities for who could appear!
Very little else has been confirmed but at least brace yourselves for live-action chocobos.