Cyber Group Studios has brokered a partnership deal to develop a video game based on the new Netflix series The Last Kids on Earth.
Atomic Cartoons and Outright Games are set to launch the game in 2021 for consoles and PCs. The Last Kids on Earth video game will be created in consultation with the producers of the animated series, which began streaming on September 17.
The animated show is based on the New York Times best-selling book series of the same name by Max Brallier. It follows Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out treehouse, play video games, gorge themselves on candy and battle zombies in the post-apocalyptic town of Wakefield.
Two additional seasons of the show will begin streaming in 2020, including an interactive episode. Both seasons will feature a star-studded voice cast that includes Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez and Charles Demers, in addition to Nick Wolfhard voicing the lead character.
Thierry Braille, VP of interactive and the video game division at Cyber Group Studios, said: “We are delighted to come together with Atomic Cartoons and Outright Games to announce a video game based on The Last Kids on Earth. The combination of this wonderful IP and the very promising game design made by Outright Games will deliver an amazing video game which will contribute to expand The Last Kids on Earth universe.”
Terry Malham, CEO of Outright, added: “After reading the books, and getting a preview of the Netflix series, we jumped at the chance to work with Atomic Cartoons and Cyber Group Studios to develop a video game based on The Last Kids on Earth. It has all the hallmarks of a successful franchise—comedy, adventure, friendship, fun—and we look forward to gamers around the world coming along for the ride when we launch in 2021.”
“We are thrilled to have gamers play as our venerable series leads, Jack, June, Quint and Dirk, and partake in thrilling apocalyptic adventures throughout Wakefield—with both familiar and new monsters and zombies,” said Matthew Berkowitz, chief creative officer at Atomic Cartoons and Thunderbird Entertainment. “The Last Kids on Earth is such a captivating series, and it is awesome to see it being embraced by audiences internationally and in many formats. Working with author Max Brallier, and evolving this story into a global franchise with books, an animated series, a video game and toy line, is an incredible experience for everyone at Atomic.”