Interplay Entertainment, the publisher that governs the rights to the Earthworm Jim franchise, revealed earlier this year that a new entry in the series is in the works for Intellivision’s upcoming Amico console. Now, we have something else to look forward to.
Interplay has announced a new animated series called Earthworm Jim: Beyond the Groovy. According to Variety, who exclusively reported on the matter before the Interplay announcement, will follow the title character, an earthworm wearing a futuristic robotic suit, as he battles baddies in search of the best land in the solar system.
Well this is just wonderful …
GET READY TO LAUNCH THE COW because Earthworm Jim has a new TV series COMING SOON!
– Interaction (@InterplayGames) November 18, 2021
According to Variety, the series is being produced by Aaron Billet along with help from the animation studio. Passion Images. Michel K. Parandi, who heads Interplay’s television and film studios division, said he remembers loving Earthworm Jim as a child.
“And there is a lot of potential in this universe of history: a galaxy full of animals fighting 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 is also relatable, ”added Parandi.
The original Earthworm Jim debuted in 1994 as a 2D side-scrolling platformer, eventually spawning a handful of sequels on a variety of home consoles. The last game in the main series arrived in 1999, but there was also an HD remake that was released digitally in 2010 for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Sega also added the original game to its Genesis Mini lineup in 2019, and there was even an Earthworm. . Jim animated series in the mid-90s that aired for two seasons on Kids’ WB.
It is not yet known when the new series will premiere or on what platforms it will appear. In a pitch for the show, we learn that it will be for both kids and adults.