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Get out of the male gaze: Tomb Raider will be adapted into a series by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

After being played by Angelina Jolie and Alicia Vikander, Lara Croft will be reborn under the gaze of feminist actress, screenwriter and showrunner Phoebe Waller-Bridge, famous for her series Fleabag.

She is undoubtedly the most famous heroine in the video game universe and she is about to make her return. Lara Croft will get her own live action seriesproduced by Prime Video, as announced Variety this Tuesday 14 May.

A character that is too often hypersexualized

But that’s not all: we will find at the helm Phoebe Waller-Pontethis actress, screenwriter and showrunner which we no longer present. After a sensational entry into the world of series with Bag of fleasPhoebe Waller-Bridge was also the protagonist of the last episode ofIndiana Jones, alongside Harrison Ford. There is no doubt that, under Waller-Bridge’s watch, Lara Croft will reveal the most important aspects of herself on the small screen. powerfulfar from the simple objectified and hypersexualized body to which she has too often been reduced.

For beginners who have never played Tomb Raider, the game mixes puzzles, exploration and adventure and revolves around Lara Croft, an adventurous archaeologist recruited to find an ancient artifact known as Scion. Lara Croft will have to travel the world, from tomb to tomb, and avoid traps and dangers to recover the precious relic.


If this new adaptation is still quite mysterious, we can expect it to update the adventures and hostile environments in which Lara Croft evolves. Prime Video announced that the series would be released available in more than 240 countries.

An adolescent dream for Phoebe Waller-Bridge

For now we know nothing about the performer who will wear Lara Croft’s camouflage costume. This actress will be successful Angelina Jolie AND Alicia Vikanderwho played the famous archaeologist in various film adaptations.

Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft
Alicia Vikander as Lara Croft

Very enthusiastic about this adventure, Phoebe Waller-Bridge confides:

If I told the teenager I was, I think he would explode. Tomb Raider is an important work of my life and I feel privileged to bring it to the screen in the company of passionate collaborators. Lara Croft means a lot to me, as well as others, and I can’t wait to get started. »

Videogames adapted in series, the right recipe

This announcement from Prime Video comes as fall, a series already adapted from an iconic video game, has been a huge success on Prime Video. This original production rose to the rank of the second most watched series of all time on Jeff Bezos’ platform, soon after The Rings of Power. Enough to give Prime Video the desire to continue delving deeper players.


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