Star Wars and Halo talent board Xbox’s Grounded animated series

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Microsoft’s Grounded video game, which is still in early access, is set to get an animated series spin-off.

The Grounded animated series will be set within the same world as the game (unlike the Halo TV series which is in a separate continuity than the Halo games) and is being produced by Obsidian Entertainment and Xbox in association with Waterproof Studios/SC Productions, Kinetic Media, and Bardel Entertainment.

“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,” the initial report on Deadline reads. “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.”

Brien Goodrich, who has previously worked on Xbox’s Halo video games, is currently slated to direct the Grounded animated series while Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Star Trek Enterprise writer, Brent Friedman, is a lock for writing duties.

“We couldn’t be more excited about diving into the whimsical universe of Grounded,” Bardel Entertainment’s CEO, Tina Chow told Deadline. “This partnership will be one of great collaboration, expanding on an already wonderful journey of exploration and adventure.”

While still in early access, Grounded has managed to attract over 10 million players across Xbox consoles and Windows devices. The game is currently set to leave early access and launch properly in September this year.

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