Interplay Entertainment is behind Earthworm Jim Beyond The Groovy, an upcoming animated TV series adaptation of the iconic 90’s computer classic. Passion Pictures, in partnership with Paris animation outfit Circus Studios, are the producers behind the series. The series follows Earthworm Jim as he fights evil powers while donning a robotic suit.
This project is not the first TV adaptation of the computer classic. The Homer Simpson voice actor Dan Castellaneta voiced Jim in the first one. Additionally, the series ran for two seasons on the Kids’ WB programming block back in 1995.
The broadened deal comes when Passion’s animation division is expanding, having hired former Pixar executives David Park and Alan Barillaro to serve as Head of Production/EP and Creative Director, respectively. Nicki Cortese, head of development, also joined.
Park said the Circus collaboration will “enable us to expand our offering in France, allowing us to take on large scale commissions as well as service our slate of original features and series.”
“This collaboration will help continue Passion’s bold expansion of our animation division,” added Park.
Julien Villanueva and Jérome Bacquet, co-founders of Circus, lauded what they referred to as a solid working relationship with Passion Paris over many years.
About Earthworm Jim Beyond The Groovy TV Show
Like the games, the series would follow the adventures of the titular Jim, a worm in a futuristic robotic suit who fights evildoers. The series will also bring in new characters as they navigate the galaxy, where each planet is home to a race of anthropomorphic animals. Jim’s ultimate quest is to find his true home among the stars: a near-mythical planet called Earth.Keep track of the cancel/renew status of all your favorite shows. Check out and bookmark our TV shows cancelled in 2019-20 season and TV shows renewed for 2020-21 season lists.