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Final Fantasy 14 coming to TV with live-action series

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Final Fantasy 14 will be adapted into a live-action television series from the production company responsible for Netflix’s forthcoming adaptation of The Witcher, Sony Pictures Television announced today.

A news release this morning said the show would stay faithful to the setting, characters, and lore of Final Fantasy 14, the franchise’s MMORPG which launched in 2013. Cid Garlond, the airship engineer, was mentioned as a principal character.

“The project will embrace the bold and genre-bending sensibilities of the revered and long-running Final Fantasy series, as it explores the struggle between magic and technology,” the statement said.

Hivemind, the company behind The Witcher, is developing the series. Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton have been tapped to write the series, and will also be part of a five-person executive producer team.

“We are working tirelessly to bring together artists from around the world who are united in honoring the extraordinary legacy of this franchise and its millions of fans around the world,” Jason Brown, Hivemind’s co-founder, said in a statement.

No formal title for the series was given, nor was a launch date or network partner.

Final Fantasy 14 already has a live-action TV series, albeit with a very different approach. Netflix’s Final Fantasy 14: Dad of Light tells the story of a father and son who rekindle their real-life bond through the fantasy role-playing game.