New Animated Earthworm Jim TV Series In Development

A new Earthworm Jim animated TV series is currently in development, according to Variety. It’s still early days for the potential show–no plot or casting information has been released yet–which would revive the popular ’90s video-game character.

“I remember loving Earthworm Jim as a kid,” Michel K. Parandi, who is leading TV and film project initiatives for Interplay Entertainment Corp. said. “There’s so much potential in this story universe: A galaxy full of animals battling 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’s also relatable.”

Interplay will partner with APA to bring the show to television, collaborating with producer Aaron Billet and the animation studio Passion Pictures, lead by animation producer Marc Bordin-Joyeux. Previously, Universal Cartoon Studios made an animated series based on the game franchise. The Earthworm Jim TV series ran for 23 episodes across two seasons from 1995 to 1996 on the Kids’ WB network. Actor Dan Castellaneta, the voice of Homer Simpson, voiced Jim in the previous series.

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Author: David Wolinsky