Amazon has greenlighted a cartoon adaptation of the video game Costume Quest for its Amazon Original Kids Series.
Costume Quest is Double Fine Productions' hit video game released in 2010, with a sequel in 2014. Double Fine Productions is the brain behind cult classic Psychonauts and Broken Age.
All-Star Team Of Animators
According to Amazon's official press release, it tapped Frederator Studios to produce the Costume Quest animated series. Frederator Studios is also the creative force behind The Fairly OddParents for Nickelodeon.
The executive producer and story editor will be Will McRobb, who created The Adventures of Pete & Pete. He will work alongside Frederator's Fred Seibert of OddParents, and Kevin Kolde and Eric Holman of Adventure Time.
"“The creative talent behind Pete the Cat and Costume Quest have a sensibility and pedigree that will resonate well with our customers," Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios Tara Sorensen said. She added that the company is "thrilled" to collaborate with "such innovative and visionary thinkers."
Frederator Studios confirmed the news in its official post
"Well, the bag's out of the cat - we'll be producing a Costume Quest series for Amazon," the studio wrote. The studio also revealed the creative team that will work on the project.
"We're counting down the days till the Costume Quest premiere in 2018," it announced.
'Costume Quest' Goes To Prime
The animated series will be based on the 2010 game Costume Quest by Double Fine Productions. The game tells the story of twin siblings doing trick-or-treat one Halloween night. It was developed by Tasha Sounart, Double Fine's former lead animator and now an artist for Pixar. The animated series will be based on the game's world.
According to Amazon, Costume Quest is a "funny and mysterious" series for 6- to 11-year old kids. The story goes on the adventures of four kids in the sleepy town of Auburn Pines and their quest against the dark forces that lurk in their place.
"To overcome obstacles and achieve their goals, they must learn to unlock and master the magical powers of supernormal costumes - with each costume comes a new set of transformations and powers," wrote Amazon.
Costume Quest is one of the two animated series greenlighted by Amazon. The other one is Pete the Cat, which is based on an award-winning book.
Both series will premiere in 2018 for Amazon Prime members.