Square Enix Reveals That A Final Fantasy XIV TV Adaptation Is Currently In The Works

final fantasy xiv trials of bahamutHere’s a surprising bit of news. For the first time ever, the Final Fantasy franchise will be getting a live-action TV adaptation. Square Enix, Sony Pictures Television, and Hivemind have just announced that they’re working to bring Final Fantasy XIV to the small screen.

According to IGN, the TV series will be feature an original storyline based on the world of Eorzea and characters from the fantasy MMORPG focusing on “the struggle between magic and technology in a quest to bring peace to a land in conflict.” New characters will also be introduced along with familiar Final Fantasy elements from the games such as Magitek, airships, beastmen, and of course, Chocobos. And who can forget Cid? The iconic character who has appeared in almost all Final Fantasy games will also be present in the upcoming TV adaptation.

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