Earthworm Jim is returning in a new animated television series

Interaction Leisure, the writer governing the rights to the Earthworm Jim franchise, revealed earlier this yr {that a} model new entry within the sequence is within the works for Intellivision’s upcoming Amico console. Now, we’ve one thing else to look ahead to.

Interaction has introduced a brand new animated sequence referred to as Earthworm Jim: Past the Groovy. In response to Selection, who solely reported on the matter forward of Interaction’s announcement, it’ll observe the title character, an earthworm that wears a futuristic robotic swimsuit, as he fights baddies in the hunt for the perfect filth within the photo voltaic system.

In response to Selection, the sequence is being produced by Aaron Billet together with assist from animation studio Ardour Footage. Michel Okay. Parandi, who leads Interaction’s TV and movie studio division, stated he remembers loving Earthworm Jim as a child.

“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 fantasy. His wrestle to search out that means is surreal and comical, nevertheless it’s additionally relatable,” Parandi added.

The unique Earthworm Jim debuted in 1994 as a 2D sidescrolling platformer, finally spawning a handful of sequels throughout a variety of house consoles. The final recreation within the mainline sequence got here in 1999, however there was additionally an HD remake that dropped digitally in 2010 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sega additionally added the unique recreation to its Genesis Mini lineup in 2019, and there was even an Earthworm Jim animated sequence within the mid-90s that ran for 2 seasons on the Children’ WB.

No phrase but on when the brand new sequence will premiere or what platform(s) it’ll seem on. In a pitch for the present, we do be taught that it’ll be for each youngsters and adults.

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