Telltale’s first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover

Lionsgate is an investor

Recommended Videos

Telltale Games has a propensity for surprising when it comes to revealing new projects. The news that it was creating a story-based Minecraft was so far out of left field, that it prompted us to wonder aloud what the next Telltale series could possibly be.

Turns out that it won’t be anything we could’ve predicted, because the studio’s making an original series finally. However, this won’t be restricted to a single medium; it’s what Telltale has dubbed a “super show,” a crossover between videogames and television.

While the developer has stayed mum thus far on subject matter for the new project, it’s talked about broad ideas for how the presentation will work. Each episode will contain “Telltale-style” narrative-focused gameplay, alongside set television sequences. But, these won’t feel like two separate halves forming a whole. According to CEO Kevin Bruner, “It’s not an interactive series with a show, or a TV show with a game, but a story integrated in a way that only Telltale can do.”

Accompanying the reveal was the announcement that Lionsgate has made a “significant investment” in Telltale, and that the movie production company’s CEO, Jon Feltheimer, will join Telltale’s board of directors. It remains to be seen what kind of creative input Lionsgate will have over this new series and on future projects.

Telltale added one other notable name to its board of directors today: Unity Technologies CEO (and former EA boss) John Riccitiello. Regarding both Feltheimer and Riccitiello, Bruner commented “This is a time of explosive growth and opportunity for our company, and I’m thrilled to have these industry giants join us as we continue to define exceptional interactive scripted entertainment.”


Destructoid is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article FFXIV Live Letter summary: Dawntrail brings benchmark, DLSS upscaling, blacklist updates, and Yo-kai Watch event
FFXIV Live Letter reveal included the benchmark
Read Article Corn Kidz 64 is the perfect name for a modern N64 game
Corn Kidz 64 Switch port date
Read Article Helldivers 2 dev’s CEO explains why transmog won’t be coming to the game
helldivers posing in helldivers 2
Related Content
Read Article FFXIV Live Letter summary: Dawntrail brings benchmark, DLSS upscaling, blacklist updates, and Yo-kai Watch event
FFXIV Live Letter reveal included the benchmark
Read Article Corn Kidz 64 is the perfect name for a modern N64 game
Corn Kidz 64 Switch port date
Read Article Helldivers 2 dev’s CEO explains why transmog won’t be coming to the game
helldivers posing in helldivers 2
Author
Brett Makedonski
While you laughing, we're passing, passing away. So y'all go rest y'all souls, 'Cause I know I'ma meet you up at the crossroads. Y'all know y'all forever got love from them Bone Thugs baby...