LOS ANGELES, CA / November 18, 2021 – Played by millions worldwide since it first launched on the Sega Genesis in 1994 and celebrated for its meta humor, edgy art style and tight platform gameplay, Earthworm Jim is a cult classic. Last seen on TV in 1996 after a successful run of 23 episodes on the WB Television Network, the new series follows the adventures of Jim, a worm in a robotic suit who fights a plethora of eccentric enemies. It will feature a host of new faces as they navigate an absurd, hostile and colorful galaxy, where each planet is home to a race of anthropomorphic animals. Jim’s ultimate quest is to find his true home among the stars: a near-mythical planet called Earth.
Interplay is launching a new structure to expand on its catalog of IPs. Writer and Producer Michel K Parandi will lead the creative team at the core of Interplay’s newly formed television and film studio division.
“I remember loving Earthworm Jim as a kid,” Parandi says. “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”.
Billet adds, “We are thrilled for the opportunity to create a show for an iconic character that we grew up both playing on Genesis, and watching on tv. The fans have matured and deserve a current take as we bring in new audiences.”
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