There are a number of things intrinsic to the Final Fantasy experience. Magitek. Airships. Crystals of varying importance and use. Outfits that likely give cosplayers fits. Chocobos. Most of these items are indeed going to be included in the Final Fantasy XIV live TV show that Hivemind and Sony TV is developing, which got a couple of additional details squeezed out during an interview at New York Comic Con.The interview is with Hivemind co-founder Dinesh Shamdasani, who talked a great deal about the upcoming TV show. The series will follow a new main character to establish a connection for those unfamiliar to Final Fantasy XIV, though there will indeed be familiar faces for fans to look forward to. The story will be wholly original while still being set within the world of Eorzea, and the writers are reportedly eager to grow and expand the show as the MMORPG itself continues to grow and expand.
Speaking of writers, Ben Lustig and Jake Thornton of Winter’s Knight and The Wells Initiative are confirmed to be penning the script, and have even gotten a pilot and first season drafted. With that all said, it’s still got a long way to go: Shamdasani has stated that the show has no release year yet and is still tying down which streaming platform to release the series to. That said, the creators are close to having showrunners and are reportedly paying close attention to visual and universe details.
One of those details, of course, are chocobos. “Literally, there was no draft of the script that does not have the note, ‘More chocobos,'” says Shamdasani. “There’ll be chocobos out the wazoo.”