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Knights and Bikes, indie co-op darling, is getting a TV show

The production studio behind a Mr. Bean animated series has optioned rights for a series

Knights and Bikes animated TV show logo, with two characters and a goose Foam Sword/Double Fine
Nicole Carpenter is a senior reporter specializing in investigative features about labor issues in the game industry, as well as the business and culture of games.

Indie co-op game Knights and Bikes will be adapted for TV, developer Foam Sword and publisher Double Fine announced today.

Development rights have been optioned by Tiger Aspect, which produced the Mr. Bean animated series. The Knights and Bikes animated TV show will be aimed at six to 12 year olds, The Bookseller reported, and will follow Knights and Bikes’ best friend duo of Demelza and Nessa make chaos with their pet goose Captain Honkers. (Geese are hot right now, aren’t they?)

“The energy, humor, and joy that continually bursts out of TV animation was a large inspiration in creating Knights And Bikes, not just in the way it looks, but also in the themes and tone of the game,” co-creator Rex Crowle said in a press release, as reported by The Bookseller. “It’s a fantastically fun new development for us to be working with Tiger Aspect on a Knights And Bikes animated series, and taking things full-circle.”

Knights and Bikes was released on Aug. 27 for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, Mac, and Linux. From Foam Sword, with developers from Little Big Planet and Ratchet & Clank, Knights and Bikes was originally funded in 2016 through a Kickstarter campaign. It was published this year by Double Fine.

Book publisher Knights Of published a mystery novel written by Gabrielle Kent based on Knights and Bikes in 2018, ahead of the game’s 2019 release. Knights and Bikes co-creator Crowle illustrated the book, also called Knights and Bikes. A sequel to Kent’s first book, Knights and Bikes: Rebel Bicycle Club, was published earlier this year. The Bookseller reported that more Knights and Bikes books are planned.

The rights to develop the series have just been optioned, so there’s no time frame for the animated series just yet.

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