Many, many years ago, you may have heard of the name Earthworm Jim. Even played a game or two in your Super Nintendo or Sega Genesis. Well, he’s making a comeback but not in the form of a new game! How does a TV series sound?
This is according to an exclusive scoop by Variety, saying that the upcoming project will be coming from a partnership between Interplay Entertainment Corp. (Owners of the Earthwork Jim game rights) and the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA).
Similar to the games, the series will be following Earthworm Jim as he battles baddies across the galaxy, meeting new characters and his “ultimate quest is to find his true home among the stars: a near-mythical planet called Earth.”
The show will be helmed by Michel K. Parandi, who will work with producer Aaron Billet and animation producer Marc Bodin-Joyeux, lead of animation studio Passion Pictures.
“I remember loving ‘Earthworm Jim’ as a kid and there’s so much potential in this story universe: a galaxy full of animals battling for power. Jim is an earthworm in a universe where Earth is nothing more than a myth. His struggle to find meaning is surreal and comical, but it’s also relatable.”Michel K. Parandi
No other details were given, so we’ll have to wait a bit more to see how this all pans out but it sure is exciting to see some parts of our childhood make its way to the present time.
In the meantime, you can visit the official website to know more about the upcoming series.