There’s an imposter laying in wait somewhere, and CBS Studios’ Among Us animated series is determined to suss them out. Variety reports an adaptation of the hit multiplayer game is in the works, with Owen Dennis, creator of Cartoon Network and Max’s (formerly known as HBO Max) Infinity Train, serving as creator and executive producer.
Few plot details about the show have been revealed, but it will be based on the premise of the game. The logline reads, “Members of your crew have been replaced by an alien shapeshifter intent on causing confusion, sabotaging the ship, and killing everyone. Root out the ‘Impostor’ or fall victim to its murderous designs.” Sounds like the perfect set-up for a murder mystery!
Titmouse, whose credits include Netflix’s Big Mouth, Star Trek: Lower Deck, and The Legend of Vox Machina, is helming the animation. No network or streamer is currently attached. As the Among Us series is still in the very early stages, a release window has also not been set.
While released in 2018, Among Us only saw a massive spike in popularity in 2020 when the first wave of the pandemic struck. In the last quarter of that year, it saw nearly 500 million monthly active users, more than four billion views on YouTube, and more than 1.22 billion viewing sessions on Twitch. The game is available on a variety of platforms, including mobile, PC, console (PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch), and VR. At its peak, it topped the Google Play charts in 66 countries, and was number one on the Apple App Store in 55 countries.