Phoebe Waller-Bridge, from killing 'Fleabag' to writing the 'Tomb Raider' series

One of the worst things a viewer can do is assume the kind of author who wants to be a promising screenwriter.

Oliver Thansan
Oliver Thansan
14 May 2024 Tuesday 17:36
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Phoebe Waller-Bridge, from killing 'Fleabag' to writing the 'Tomb Raider' series

One of the worst things a viewer can do is assume the kind of author who wants to be a promising screenwriter. Phoebe Waller-Bridge, for example, swept all the awards ever with Fleabag, a very inventive comedy-drama that is already a regular presence on lists of the best series in history, but she is on her own.

As an actress, she has been heard as a robot in Han Solo and has been seen opposite Harrison Ford in the fifth installment of Indiana Jones. And, as a screenwriter, after starting Killing Eve and the failed collaboration with Donald Glover on Mr and Mrs Smith, he now plans to write... a series of Tomb Raider, the video game immortalized in the cinema by two Oscar actresses: first Angelina Jolie in the films from 2001 and 2003 and then by Alicia Vikander in 2018.

“If I could tell my teenage self that this is happening, I think he would explode,” she expressed in a press release where she acknowledged that Tomb Raider is part of her life and that she feels privileged to adapt this fictional universe to the world. Prime Video catalog. “Lara Croft means a lot to me,” she confessed.

The idea, for now, is that Waller-Bridge will create, write and produce this television version of Tomb Raider, whose main character, archaeologist Lara Croft, will be played by another actress. “The global search will soon begin to see who plays this iconic character,” Amazon reported.

It will be the fourth project as a creator for the 38-year-old British artist. In addition to the already mentioned Fleabag, Killing Eve and this ongoing adventure series, she debuted as a creator with Crashing, a brilliant sitcom released in 2016 and which lasted for just one season, which can be seen on Netflix. She also produced Run for HBO, which was not particularly well received by American critics.

Tomb Raider is part of Prime Video's most ambitious series, which this Tuesday presented its most stellar projects to the industry and advertisers. Other titles that stand out are the Noir series about a veteran Spider-Man and detective with Nicolas Cage in the lead role, the second season of The Rings of Power or Elle, a prequel to Legally Blonde for which they had Reese Witherspoon in the presentation, who will produce the series.