A Tomb Raider TV series is reportedly in the early development stages for Amazon. The reports claimed that Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag, Killing Eve) will be writing the script alongside her other projects after she renewed her deal with Amazon for another three years, but she will not have a starring role.
The TV series may tie-in to the new Tomb Raider game
Whether the TV series will draw inspiration from any of the current Tomb Raider video games is unknown, although a brand new game is in development and will be published by Amazon rather than Embracer Group. The game will reportedly be revealed later this year after the majority of developer Crystal Dynamics staff were moved away from Marvel’s Avengers and it remains to be seen whether it will tie-in to the new TV series in any way.
The actress who may step into the role of Lara Croft is currently unknown. According to sources who spoke to The Hollywood Reporter, Waller-Bridge will not be taking an acting role on the series in any form despite her previous experience, although she will assume the role of Executive Producer too. Ryan Andolina and Amanda Greenblatt, who recently left roles at Amazon to form their own production company, will also be Executive Producers alongside Dmitri Johnson.