August video game "Knights and Bikes," a well-received adventure about two childhood chums and their pet goose, looks set to become an animated series from the company behind "Mr. Bean" and "Charlie and Lola."
Following its late August release on PlayStation 4 and computer formats, "Knights and Bikes" is to be adapted into an animated TV show.
Trailing the two-person, one-goose Penfurzy Rebel Bicycle Club, "Knights and Bikes" is a coastal British escapade about treasure hunting, exploration, danger, fun and friendship.
Itself inspired by the spirit of classic 1985 adventure comedy "The Goonies," as well as more recent animated series "Adventure Time" and "Gravity Falls," "Knights and Bikes" has already generated not only official t-shirts and lapel pins but also two novels from children's author Gabrielle Kent and publisher Knights Of.
Animated in the style of a stop-motion cartoon, "Knights and Bikes" now looks set to become one, should Tiger Aspect Productions push the new project through to completion.
The UK production company, part of the Endemol group since 2009, is best known for its sitcoms, from
"The Catherine Tate Show" and "Harry Enfield and Chums" to "Drunk History" and "Crackanory," but has also presided over more dramatic series such as "Secret Diary of a Call Girl" and "Peaky Blinders."
Still, it's had some involvement in children's television through "Mr. Bean: The Animated Series" (plus two live-action films) and "Charlie and Lola," which is based on an existing illustrated book series and retains the original's hand-drawn collage style.
Tiger Aspect intends to develop "Knights and Bikes" for an audience of 6 to 12-year-olds.
"Knights and Bikes" game developers Rex Crowle and Moo Yu previously worked on two "Little Big Planet" games together.