Netflix has picked up Final Fantasy XIV: Daddy of Light, an intriguing live-action TV show that features Square Enix’s MMORPG. Japanese audience will be able to watch it starting April 20, and the international audience gets it sometime this fall.
Daddy of Light follows a true story about a father and son whose bond strengthens as they play Final Fantasy XIV together. You can check out a trailer above. A brief synopsis translated by US Gamer is as follows:
The son gives his gamer dad a copy of Final Fantasy XIV for PlayStation 4 and some game time cards as a gift. As the father gets into the game, the son joins him online, helping him through FFXIV without revealing his true identity. The son wrote the blog, detailing his experiences with his unknowing dad.
The show is based on this blog (in Japanese) and will air in Japan on MBS and TBS as well. You can check out the original announcement below.
— ドラマ「光のお父さん」 (@ff14_dol) March 31, 2017
In case you were wondering, no, this isn’t an April Fools’ Day joke.