Grounded is being turned into a TV series. A new report from Deadline confirms that the series will be modified by Star Wars: Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman, who is also writing the Earthworm Jim TV adaptation.
according to ReportFriedman will be working alongside Brian Goodrich, who previously worked on the Halo video games. Obsidian and Xbox will partner with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment to bring Grounded from PCs and consoles to TV.
The series will follow four school friends shrinking to just two inches in height during the summer prior to their freshman year of high school. The shrinking technology lies behind a “huge corporation plot that threatens their entire city,” but just like the game, the four schoolmates would immediately be more interested in surviving in a backyard suddenly filled with hostile predators.
The game was first established in the Xbox Early Access program in 2020. Players design a custom character before embarking on a journey to survive in a huge backyard filled with insects – some benign, but others deadly. Bees, ants, beetles, and the dreaded wolf spider could mark the end of shrunken players who did not adequately arm themselves with spears, bows, and shields made from the exoskeletons of defeated arthropods.
“We couldn’t be more excited to dive into the whimsical world of Grounded,” Bardel Entertainment CEO Tina Chow said in a statement. “This partnership will be a wonderful collaboration, expanding on an already fascinating journey of exploration and adventure.”
No timeframe has been provided for the series, but Grounded fans will be happy to know that the game will finally be out of Early Access in September. The official release update will add more armor and weapon recipes, a giant mantis boss fight in a newly unlocked area of the backyard, and expanded story elements that finally explain what caused the kids to shrink.
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