An Among Us animated series is happening at CBS Studios, bringing the mega-popular game of deception to the small screen.
With games like Dead Cells and Vampire Survivors getting animated adaptations, it was only a matter of time before someone optioned the rights to bring the ultimate game of deception, Among Us, to the small screen. According to Variety, an Among Us animated series is happening at CBS Studios. CBS Eye Animation Productions is partnering with Innersloth for the project, with Owen Dennis acting as the creator and executive producer through his overall deal with CBS Studios.
The plot of the Among Us animated series mirrors the game, meaning, “Members of your crew have been replaced by an alien shapeshifter intent on causing confusion, sabotaging the ship, and killing everyone. Root out the ‘Impostor’ or fall victim to its murderous designs.”
Titmouse, the studio behind Big Mouth, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Digman, the Metalocalypse: Army of the Doomstar movie, and more, handle the animation. Forest Willard, Marcus Bromander, and Carl Neisser of Innersloth join Dennis as executive producers, alongside Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio, and Ben Kalina of Titmouse.
Launched in 2018, Among Us shot to popularity in 2020. Alongside games like Fortnite and Minecraft, Among Us became a gaming sensation for streamers across YouTube (4 billion views) and Twitch (1.2+ billion views). The Among Us video game is primarily a multiplayer experience, though a practice mode where players can check out a solo mystery is available. The best version of Among Us revolves around gathering friends for an elaborate game inspired by the party game Mafia and John Carpenter’s The Thing. Using deduction skills and observing other players is critical to surviving the experience. It also helps if you’re a good liar. Once you become accused of being an imposter, you’ll need to lie your pants off to convince other players of your innocence.
The Among Us animated series is still searching for a network or streaming service to host the show. Talks are ongoing for a home, with the show coming from The Animation Guild instead of the WGA.
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