Phoebe Waller-Bridge teases the Tomb Raider TV series

Phoebe Waller-Bridge hopes to bring back a ’90s vibe for the upcoming Tomb Raider TV series in development for Prime Video.

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tomb Raider is set for yet another reboot. It was announced earlier this year that Phoebe Waller-Bridge will develop a tomb Raider TV series for Prime Video. Tea Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny star told Vanity Fair that she was an avid player of the original video games when she was younger and that she hopes to bring back some of those ’90s vibes for the series.

God, it literally felt like that teenager in me saying: do right by her, do right by Lara!” Phoebe Waller-Bridge said when Amazon approached her about the tomb Raider series. “The opportunity to have, as we were talking earlier, a female action character…. Having worked on Bond and having worked as an actor on Indy, I feel like I’ve been building up to this. What if I could take the reins on an action franchise, with everything I’ve learned, with a character I adore, and also just bring back some of that ’90s vibe? And it’s such a wonderful feeling to think you know what to do.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge added that she has the opportunity to “do something dangerous and exciting” with the tomb Raider series. “I already have an audience of people who love Lara and hopefully will continue to,Waller-Bridge said. “And that is a very unusual position to be in. It’s the old Trojan horse.“Amazon seems intent on building its very own tomb Raider universe. In addition to the TV series, there have also been rumblings that the streaming service is developing a new tomb Raider movie as well. I would imagine that the project is at a standstill due to the WGA strike, so we have yet to have heard any announcements about who will play the new Lara Croft.

Phoebe Waller-Bridge will soon be seen starring alongside Harrison Ford in Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny. She plays Helena Shaw, Indy’s goddaughter, who ropes the retired archaeologist and college professor into one last adventure. The film will hit theaters on June 30th, so be sure to check out a review from our own Chris Bumbray right here.