Lara Croft is returning to our screens in a live-action Prime Video series from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Following the success of Fallout, Amazon looks to another popular video game IP.
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Amazon is buckling down on its pivot toward more video game adaptations, officially announcing that a live-action Tomb Raider series is in development with Fleabag creator Phoebe Waller-Bridge at the helm, reports Deadline.

Given the blockbuster success of Prime Video's hit series Fallout, an adaptation of the post-apocalyptic roleplaying games from Bethesda, it makes sense that the company would want to keep the money rolling in by greenlighting another hugely popular video game IP.

The first game in the Tomb Raider franchise was officially released in 1996, and developer Crystal Dynamics has been steadily releasing new games for several decades. Amazon announced the new series during the Amazon & MGM Studios Upfront event, with company head Jen Salke calling the planned series "epic" and "globe-trotting."

Most recently, Nintendo remastered the original three games in the series. The reboot trilogy, which started in 2013 and starred Camilla Luddington as Lara, also remains popular with new fans and diehards alike. Other actresses who have played the badass archeologist include Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander.

Marvel star Hayley Atwell will voice Lara Croft in Netflix's upcoming anime, Tomb Raider: The Legend of Lara Croft. The series continues the reboot trilogy, set after the events of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. Legendary is the rightsholder of the IP and is working on the Netflix series and the new Amazon show.

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

Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Amazon previously announced plans to create a multi-platform Tomb Raider universe that will include games like a new single-player adventure.

Waller-Bridge is expected to work on the show with Dmitri Johnson of d12, who secured the rights to the IP. Johnson will serve as a producer and oversee the franchise's development.

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