The most recent videogame to be turned into a TV show is called Grounded.
Author of Star Wars: Clone Wars Brent Friedman is adapting the Xbox game, which was influenced by A Bug’s Life and Honey I Shrunk The Kids.
It is the most recent videogame to receive the television treatment, following titles like Arcane on Netflix and Halo on Paramount+.
The four friends are followed in the series, which takes place in the same universe as the game, as they plan “big things” to improve their social standing the summer before high school. However, their plans are derailed when they accidentally come across technology that shrinks them down to the size of an inch. Now that their entire town is under attack, the four shrinking friends must learn how to survive in a massive backyard that is both a jungle full of gigantic animals and a secret corporate plot.
Over 10 million players have played the game since its early access release in July 2020, and it will be made generally available in September.
Along with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media, and Bardel Entertainment, the game is being turned into a television series by Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox.
Together with Brien Goodrich, who worked on the Halo videogame and is attached to direct, Friedman, who also wrote on Star Trek: Enterprise and is converting Earthworm Jim into a series, will write the script.
The decision was made because the development group will staff a physical booth in the interactive area at San Diego Comic-Con in July. Later this year, Kidscreen and Mipcom will host the show.
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“We are quite eager to explore the bizarre world of Grounded. According to Tina Chow, CEO of Bardel Entertainment, this cooperation will foster excellent collaboration while extending an existing remarkable voyage of exploration and adventure.
The Obsidian team has built an amazing universe that has already captured the interest of the gaming community. Carl Whiteside, MD, WP/SC Productions continued, “We are thrilled to collaborate with our outstanding partners to bring the story to life in an animated series.”