‘The Amber Ruffin Show’ writer and ‘Barbershop’ producer are the first names to join the upcoming adaptation of Hasbro’s classic ‘whodunnit’ board game from Fox Entertainment, eOne, and Bento Box Entertainment.
It’s not just a game anymore! Some playing pieces have finally been placed on the upcoming animated series adaptation of Hasbro’s classic “whodunnit” board game Clue, which has been in the works for over a year.
Comedian, actor, and writer Dewayne Perkins (The Amber Ruffin Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine) has been tapped to pen the series, while Tim Story (Barbershop, Think Like a Man) and Lynn Barrie will executive produce under The Story Company banner. Perkins and Story previously worked together on the upcoming Toronto Film Festival film The Blackening, in which Perkins served as co-writer and star.
Fox Entertainment will team with Hasbro’s eOne and Bento Box Entertainment to create the new show. “We’re thrilled to team up once again with our great partners at Fox and Bento Box on this exciting new series,” said Pancho Mansfield, eOne’s president of global scripted programming in a statement to Variety. “Clue is an iconic whodunit property that exudes mystery and intrigue, and has fans all over the world. We can’t wait to share our reimagined animated version with audiences.”
To cover all bases, eOne also has a live-action feature film adaptation of the popular murderous board game in the works, with Ryan Reynolds starring and producing for Maximum Effort Productions. The game had previously been adapted in 1985 as a cult classic feature film that starred Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, and Michael McKean.
A premiere date or plot details for Clue the animated series have not been released, but stay tuned. We’re guessing all the juicy details are tucked in a crisp envelope in the library, right next to Colonel Mustard and a suspicious candlestick.