A brand new “Earthworm Jim” animated TV sequence is in growth, Selection has realized solely.
The venture hails from Interaction Leisure Corp., which owns the rights to the “Earthworm Jim” video games. Interaction has partnered with APA to convey the venture to tv.
Just like the video games, the sequence would observe the adventures of the titular Jim, a worm in a futuristic robotic swimsuit who fights evildoers. The sequence may even usher in new characters as they navigate the galaxy, the place every planet is house to a race of anthropomorphic animals. Jim’s final quest is to seek out his true house among the many stars: a near-mythical planet known as Earth.
A primary-look on the potential sequence could be discovered under.
The “Earthworm Jim” information comes as Interaction is trying to develop new TV and movie tasks primarily based on their online game properties through their newly shaped TV and movie studio division. Michel Okay. Parandi is onboard to guide these efforts, working with producer Aaron Billet and the animation studio Ardour Photos, lead by animation producer Marc Bodin-Joyeux.
“I keep in mind loving ‘Earthworm Jim’ as a child,” Parandi says. “And there’s a lot potential on this story universe: a galaxy filled with animals battling for energy. Jim is an earthworm in a universe the place Earth is nothing greater than a delusion. His battle to seek out that means is surreal and comical, but it surely’s additionally relatable.”
“We’re thrilled for the chance to create a present for an iconic character that we grew up each enjoying on Genesis, and watching on TV,” Billet added. “The followers have matured and deserve a present take as we usher in new audiences.”
The primary “Earthworm Jim” recreation was launched on Sega Genesis and Tremendous Nintendo in 1994. There have been 4 video games within the franchise so far, with the final launched in 1999. There was additionally a WB cartoon sequence primarily based on the video games that ran for 2 seasons beginning in 1995. Dan Castellaneta, finest recognized for voicing Homer Simpson, offered the voice of Earthworm Jim. The character has additionally appeared in different video video games, a Marvel Comics sequence, in addition to motion figures and different toys.