How many of you here are aware of the Earthworm Jim franchise? Many of you who are old gamers or those who just appreciate animated characters, in general, are sure to know about it. The fan following, too, is quite a vast one with a lot of loyalty. That is what makes Earthworm Jim such an endearing franchise for all. And now, we might have some news about it that will surely light your ears.
In recent news, there have been reports of a new Earthworm Jim project that will surely turn heads and make a lot of news when it comes out. Interplay Entertainment has renewed interest in the franchise and is looking to bring out a new TV show in the series. So let us talk all about this new development in the franchise and all it entails for us viewers. So without much further ado, let us get right into it.
Earthworm Jim: Latest News
Interplay Entertainment has recently revealed a two-minute trailer that involves Earthworm Jim in a really risky behind the scenes interview in which he describes his journey as a spacefaring adventurer. And it looks so damn fabulous and promising, to say the least. I was very impressed with all that they had to offer with that sneak peek on the franchise’s latest addition.
The new series is titled “Earthworm Jim: Beyond The Groovy,” and is supposed to tell the story that follows Earthworm Jim’s adventures throughout the galaxy, as he fights evil from planet to planet, with each planet featuring a different anthropomorphic alien species similar to animals. In between all this, our poor Earthworm Jim has only one goal, and that is to find any way back to his home, the Earth.
This is all new territory for Interplay as they are now stepping into the TV space as well as films. They are creating a new division for the same and are going to be working with Passion Pictures for this project. This is surely exciting as the studio is famous for its work on Apex Legends as well as Love, Death and Robots.
The show also takes a slightly different approach to things than the earlier counterparts in the franchise. Things are a lot more explicit this time around and the content is more focused on mature audiences and adults. But that doesn’t have to be a bad things, as has been portrayed by franchises in the past. And so, I’m really looking forward to it personally.
When talking to the head of the new division for TV shows and movies, we got the statement, “I remember loving ‘Earthworm Jim’ as a kid,” said Michael K. Parand, the director of Interplay’s new film and TV division. “And 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.”
This is so nice to hear and ultimately gives an amazing boost to the franchise. This is because the franchise has largely lied dormant since the 90s. The initial games were really famous but the fame didn’t last very long, and the franchise promises to bring that back.
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Earthworm Jim: Final Words
With that being said, the new show looks really worthy and it will be fun to see what it brings to the table from the old franchise. Expectations are really high considering it is a retro franchise and I hope it really delivers.
You may check out the trailer here:
What do you think about the show? Are you excited for it? Let me know in the comments down below.
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