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Video Game-Embedded Animated Series ‘Hello Neighbor: Welcome to Raven Brooks’ Launches

tinyBuild hopes to pioneer cross-media storytelling, with the series debuting inside their ‘Hello Neighbor 2’ video game that launched December 6.

tinyBuild, the creator and publisher of the Hello Neighbor video game and franchise, has launching an all-ages animated series, Hello Neighbor: Welcome to Raven Brooks, the first-ever series to debut inside a video game, with the debut of the Hello Neighbor 2 game on December 6th. The game producer enlisted writer/creator/producer collective Man of Action Entertainment’s (Big Hero 6) Duncan Rouleau, Steven T. Seagle, Joe Casey and Joe Kelly; Creation Station’s Omar Spahi (Code 8); and Dillon Gemmill (NCIS: Los Angeles), who all serve as Executive Producers on the new series.

Hello Neighbor: Welcome to Raven Brooks focuses on the new girl in the neighborhood, Trinity (Kimberly Woods), who moves in across the street from creepy neighbor, Mr. Peterson (Armen Taylor) and quickly befriends Nicky (Kieran Walton), who is already obsessed with finding out what horrific secrets are hiding in Peterson’s basement. They enlist their less courageous friends to join them in their terrifying stealth missions to help rescue whatever is trapped in that horror house basement.

Viewers can watch the first episode on YouTube.  The series will include 18 episodes, which overlap the events of the Hello Neighbor video games, with episodes continuing to rollout into 2023. The first episode story directly integrates into the events of the game.  To stay true to the themes of the source material games, the series will not be rated for children.

“We are hoping to pioneer cross-media storytelling with the series,” said Jon Carnage, tinyBuild CrossMedia director. “It’s been an amazing time working with the insanely talented folks at Creation Station and Man of Action Entertainment. The care they have put into crafting an incredible Hello Neighbor story has really brought Raven Brooks to life, they are masters at their craft and it’s been a blast to create this with them!” 

Alex Nichiporchik, CEO of tinyBuild stated, “We already have a wildly popular video game franchise with Hello Neighbor, including spin-offs and a prequel, but we wanted to do something unconventional and break the mold of traditional distribution.  This is the first time a video game story unfolds in animation and expands upon the canon.”  

“The arrival of Hello Neighbor: Welcome to Raven Brooks represents the evolution of all ages cartoons from traditional kid whodunits to current teen nostalgia thrillers like Stranger Things,” stated Man of Action Entertainment’s Steven T. Seagle, Duncan Rouleau, Joe Casey and Joe Kelly. “It’s a really fun place for us to land after decades of making primarily kids’ adventure shows, and we are thrilled that Creation Station invited us to help steer their ship on this project along with the active, informed participation of tinyBuld, who created and manage the franchise the series is based upon.”

Gemmill is also the story editor on the series, with Todd Haberkorn serving as voice director and a cast member along Woods; Taylor; Walton; Christian Bell; Giselle Fernandez; Reba Buhr; Cedric Williams; Larry Herron; Nisa Ward; David Shatraw; and Mary Jane W.

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Whitney is a freelance writer focusing on VFX-driven fantasy film & TV as well as preschool animation.