'Tomb Raider' series announced from Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Waller-Bridge will write the series, based on the popular video game franchise.

May 14, 2024, 1:52 PM

Phoebe Waller-Bridge is set to write and executive produce a new "Tomb Raider" series.

Amazon's Prime Video announced at its inaugural upfront presentation on May 14 that Lara Croft, the world-famous archaeologist and adventurer who has inspired fans in video games and feature films, is getting her own show.

"If I could tell my teenage self this was happening I think she'd explode," Waller-Bridge said in a statement. "'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."

PHOTO: Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the UK Premiere of "IF" at Cineworld Leicester Square on May 07, 2024, in London, England.
Phoebe Waller-Bridge attends the UK Premiere of "IF" at Cineworld Leicester Square on May 07, 2024, in London, England.
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The "Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny" actress and "Fleabag" creator added, "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."

Crystal Dynamics -- the studio behind the recent "Tomb Raider" video game trilogy reboot -- and Amazon MGM Studio are producing the series.

No further details about the cast, including who will play Lara Croft, or a premiere date were shared in the announcement.