Grounded, the “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids“-esque video game, is, reportedly, getting adapted into a new TV series.
Deadline reports that Brent Friedman (Star Wars: Clone Wars) will man the adaptation.
The series will exist within the same universe as the game.
And, as Deadline adds, the series will follow four friends during the summer holidays before they start high school.
The team plan “big things” to help raise their social standings, which, through a series of events, brings them to a piece of shrinking technology.
The same sort of tech that turns the game’s protagonists into inch-high survivors.
Whilst in their new, diminutive statures, the team must learn to survive the backyard that’s a jungle full of predators…and a vast conspiracy that threatens the whole town.
Developer Obsidian Entertainment, alongside Xbox, is helping to adapt the series in association with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media, and Bardel Entertainment.
Tina Chow, CEO of Bardel Entertainment, stated;
“We couldn’t be more excited about diving into the whimsical universe of Grounded. This partnership will be one […] great collaboration, expanding on an already wonderful journey of exploration and adventure”.
Meanwhile, Carl Whiteside, MD of Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, added;
“The team at Obsidian have created an incredible world that has already grabbed the attention of the gaming community. We are excited to work with our incredible partners to bring the story to life in an animated series”.
Brien Goodrich (Halo) will join Friedman as showrunner.
ABG’s Senior Editor (News), YouTube content creator/streamer.