Obsidian’s Grounded has been in early access for some time. Now with the full “1.0” release fast-approaching in September, news has broke that it won’t be the only future Grounded content fans can look forward to.
In an exclusive from Deadline Hollywood, Grounded is being adapted to a TV series and will be adapted by Star Wars Clone Wars writer Brent Friedman. Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox are adapting the game into a series in association with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media and Bardel Entertainment.
The synopsis is as follows:
The series, which exists in the same universe as the game, follows four friends, who the summer before high school, plan “big things” to elevate their social standing, but their plans are upended when they stumble upon shrinking technology that makes them two inches tall. Now the four shrunken friends must learn to survive in a towering backyard that’s a jungle full of enormous predators and hiding a vast corporate conspiracy threatening their entire town.
Carl Whiteside, MD, Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, had the following to say.
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.