EXCLUSIVE: Based is the latest video game adapted into a television series.
The Xbox video game, inspired by The life of an insect and Honey, I reduced the childrenis being adapted by Star Wars: Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman.
It is the latest video game to receive the TV treatment following Netflix. Esoteric and Paramount+ Halo.
The series, which exists in the same universe as the game, follows four friends who, the summer before high school, plan “big things” to raise their social status, but their plans are turned upside down when they come across a technology of increasingly reduced which makes them two. inches tall. Now the four shrunken friends must learn to survive in a towering backyard which is a jungle full of huge predators and hiding a vast corporate conspiracy threatening their entire town.
The game was released via early access in July 2020 and had over 10 million players and will launch more widely in September.
Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox are adapting the game in series in association with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment
Friedman, who also wrote about Star Trek: Enterprise and adapts The earthworm Jim in series, will build the story with Brien Goodrich, who worked on the Halo video game attached to direct.
The move comes as the development team will host an in-person booth in the interactive area at San Diego Comic Con in July. The show will then air on Kidscreen and Mipcom later this year.
“We couldn’t be more excited to dive into the whimsical world of Grounded. This partnership will be one of great collaboration, extending an already wonderful journey of exploration and adventure,” said Tina Chow. , CEO of Bardel Entertainment.
“The Obsidian team has created an incredible world that has already captured the attention of the gaming community. We are thrilled to be working with our amazing partners to bring the story to life in an animated series,” added Carl Whiteside. , MD, WP/SC Productions.