Earthworm Jim is set to make a return to the world of television in the form of a brand-new animated series.
According to a recent report from Variety, the series will come from Interplay Entertainment Corp., which owns the rights to the Earthworm Jim games as well. The company is set to partner with APA to bring the project to television. To celebrate the news, a brief first-look at the upcoming series was released, which you can check out below.
“I remember loving Earthworm Jim as a kid,” says Michael K. Parandi, who is set to lead Interplay’s efforts to develop new TV and film projects based on its video game properties. “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.”
There is currently no information on its release date or its plot. The first cartoon series from the iconic game came from WB and ran for two seasons beginning in 1995. Earthworm Jim was voiced by Dan Castellaneta — also known for voicing Homer Simpson — at the time.