Grounded is getting an animated TV series

Grounded is getting an animated TV series
Ben Borthwick Updated on by

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Shrunken survival adventure Grounded is the next game to get a TV adaptation, with an animated series in the works.

That’s according to Deadline, who broke the news last night revealing Brent Friedman will lead the project. His writing credits include Star Wars: The Clone Wars animated series, however he’s also got a few game writing notches on his IMDB page. These include work on two recent Call of Duty games, namely Black Ops Cold War and recent entry Vanguard.

According to the report, the series will follow four school friends. Just like the game, these kids have their summer plans upended when they find themselves shrunk to two inches tall. They’ll have to survive in the dangerous backyard, but also uncover a corporate conspiracy that threatens their entire town.

Both Obsidian and publisher Xbox will be working on the project, with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment. Friedman won’t be alone in crafting the story either as he’ll be joined by Brien Goodrich, who was the cinematics director on Halo 4 and 5.

Tina Chow is the CEO of Bardel Entertainment, and added the following: “We couldn’t be more excited about diving into the whimsical universe of Grounded. This partnership will be one of great collaboration, expanding on an already wonderful journey of exploration and adventure.”

There’s no word on a date or network/streaming service for the Grounded TV series just yet. Presumably then, we’ll hear more soon.  Meanwhile, the game itself leaves early access and will release in full on Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC this September.