According to the press release, both companies will work together to ensure the Syberia animated series “meets the legitimate expectations of the series’ fans and aficionados of animated TV shows for young adults.” Arcane: A League of Legends Story is cited as a specific example.
Here is an overview of the franchise, via Microids:
Syberia‘s iconic universe has reached a legendary status since the very first episode, released more than two decades ago. Thanks to a rich storyline, emblematic characters and unique atmosphere, Syberia was able to seduce all adventure lovers. With the addition of this upcoming mind-blowing animated series, fans will soon be able to dive even deeper in this one-of-a-kind captivating universe. They will reunite with Kate Walker, Oscar, the Youkols and more fascinating characters sharing incredible adventures at the crossroad of the real world and Benoit Sokal’s fantasies.
Kate Walker, a young ambitious lawyer from New York, takes us on a journey like no other from Western Europe to Eastern Russia. Dive in this alternate history and discover mythical lands filled with epic quests and tremendous characters.
And here are some comments from Microids founder and CEO Elliot Grassiano, WHAT THE PROD president and founder Ashargin Poire, and the late Benoit Sokal’s wife Martine Sokal:
Elliot Grassiano, Founder and COO, Microids
“It’s a real pleasure to see Syberia coming to life in an animated format. We are delighted to partner up with WHAT THE PROD to offer Syberia‘s fans a fantastic visual experience, capturing the soul of this iconic franchise to perfection. This series will be a new opportunity for players and new spectators to discover or re-discover Syberia‘s fascinating world.”
Martine Sokal, Wife of the Late Benoit Sokal
“My husband would have been honored to witness his work being developed as an animated series. With Syberia, he created a magical and out of time world and I am glad it will reach a new audience with this new adaptation.”
Ashargin Poire, President and Founder, WHAT THE PROD
“20 years after the release of the first episode of Syberia, our ambition is to craft an animated series inspired by the game’s incredible universe, speaking to the fans as well as new comers thanks to a modern writing style paying tribute to these very best dystopian and uchronic masterpieces. The art direction, the type and quality of animation will guarantee a mind-blowing experience halfway between reality and fantasy.”