Evil Empire, Motion Twin, and animation house Bobbypills have teamed up to make a Dead Cells animated series.
Details are limited, but a press release describes the Dead Cells series as follows:
The new show brings fans to a cursed island that has been racked by a strange plague. After the island’s foolish king develops a remedy that ends up turning the population into monstrous creatures, prophecies depicting a flame-headed hero begin to appear. As it so happens this beheaded hero is real, but saving a kingdom isn’t on his schedule and he just wants to be left alone.
This upcoming animated series will be produced by the twisted, talented team at Bobbypills, a Paris-based animation studio known for its expertise in creative, strange originals including Vermin, Peepoodoand the recently announced Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon animated spinoff, Captain Laserhawk. The studio will bring its well-known style, humor and knack for action animation to the Dead Cells animated series to create the dream series for any Dead Cells fan who has wanted to see more of the Beheaded in gorgeous 2D.
Fans will be able to watch the upcoming animated adaptation of Dead Cells on ADN – which will also co-produce the show. The 10, seven-minute long episodes of the Dead Cells animated series will initially be exclusive in France before being made available worldwide.Press Release
While this would normally seem like an unusual move, Dead Cells found a lot of success in making brief animated shorts to hype certain events. Given the foundation is here, and the talent between these groups, it’s an idea that has a fair amount of potential.