The video game Grounded is being adapted into an animated series by Star Wars: The Clone Wars screenwriter Brent Friedman.
The series, which exists in the same universe as the game, follows four friends who plan “big things” in the summer before high school to raise their social standing, but their plans are thwarted when they stumble upon shrinking technology that makes their five centimeters. Now four smaller friends must learn how to survive in a massive backyard that is a jungle full of huge predators and hiding a vast corporate conspiracy that threatens their entire city.
Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox are adapting the game into a TV series with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment
Friedman, who also wrote the screenplay for Star Trek: Enterprise, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and is adapting Worm Jim for the series, will be writing the story with Brian Goodrich, who worked on the video game Halo.
We are thrilled to dive into the bizarre universe of Grounded. This partnership will be a great collaboration, expanding on an already great journey of exploration and adventure.
said Tina Chou, CEO of Bardel Entertainment.
The Obsidian team has created an incredible world that has already captured the attention of the gaming community. We are thrilled to be working with our amazing partners to bring the story to life in an animated series.
added Carl Whiteside, MD, WP/SC Productions.
Grounded was originally released in July 2020 for Xbox and PC, and marked a departure from Obsidian’s usual role-playing games like The Outer Worlds, Pillars of Eternity, and Fallout: New Vegas. More than 10 million players have already played it, and the full release will take place in September.