Cult classic video game Earthworm Jim set for TV revival

Cult classic video game Earthworm Jim set for TV revival
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Remember Earthworm Jim? The edgy and wormy hero first made his debut back on the Sega Genesis in 1994 before jumping into TV two years later, making a big splash as both an interesting character with plenty of humour to boot.

Now, Interplay Entertainment Corp is partnering with the Agency for the Performing Arts (APA) for a brand new Earthworm Jim TV series.

This new series will once again revolve around our hero, a worm in a robotic suit that brings the fight to a collection of equally weird enemies.

In this strange galaxy, fans can expect to see a host of new faces, especially as each planet is home to different anthropomorphic animals.

Cult Classic Video Game ‘Earthworm Jim’ Set For TV Revival
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The main quest, however, in this TV series, is for Earthworm Jim to find his way home back to Earth.

A trailer interviewing our hero can be found on the official website for the show.

Producer Michel K Parandi will be leading the creative team, forming the crux for the newly formed television and film studio division of Interplay.

The galaxy awaits Earthworm Jim in a new TV series
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"I remember loving Earthworm Jim as a kid, and there's so much potential in this story universe: A galaxy full of animals battling for power," Parandi shared.

"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's also relatable."

Parandi is joined by producer Aaron Billet, alongside award-winning animation studio, Passion Pictures, which is led by animation producer Marc Bodin-Joyeux.

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This article was first published in Geek Culture.

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