Update: This article originally stated that the show was planned for Nickelodeon. This has not been officially confirmed (even though the announcement was made on a Nickelodeon podcast), and there is reason to believe otherwise. We’ve since corrected the error.
Original article: Video game movies have become more and more commonplace in recent years as Hollywood studios attempt to capitalize on popular IP, and that trend is spilling over into TV shows as well. A
new Mega Man cartoon is in the works at Man of Action Entertainment, Sonic Boom is still airing on Boomerang and Cartoon Network, and Netflix has a Skylanders show, to name a few.
At least one more major game-to-TV adaptation is in the works, as Fred Seibert of Frederator Studios recently revealed that his team is working on a show based on “one of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years.” During a recent Nick Animation Podcast, he said the following:
“What we look for is great characters and great stories, and if we are lucky enough, because they’re a lot harder to find than you would think, we move Heaven and earth to try to make them happen. We have a project now that we’re doing that needs to go unnamed based on one of the most world-famous video games of the last 30 years that we’ve had in our shop for 12 years without being able to get it started. But there were great characters and a great story, and eventually we got it going.”
— Fred Seibert
Unfortunately, Seibert couldn’t give any additional details. Many have speculated it could be a Nintendo show, as Nintendo certainly has some of the most world famous video games of the last 30 years and they’ve been looking to expand their brand with video content. Others have suggested it could be related to Crash Bandicoot, as the video game series was last seen 12 years ago (when this project first began) and will soon be making a comeback.
Seibert has been behind shows like The Fairly OddParents, Adventure Time, Fanboy and Chum Chum, and Bee And Puppy Cat in the past. What video game series would you like to see him tackle?