Dust off your magnifying glass because Fox is developing an animated series based off the classic board game, and cult classic 80s film, Clue.
Before we get into the details of the new series, we want to clue you in on how the game was made. Originally called Murder!, the game we all know as Clue was invented by Englishman Anthony E. Pratt during WWII to pass the time during the air raids. The game has a total of 324 different plots players can solve, and follows six houseguests as they attempt to discover who killed their host, Mr. Boddy.
Clue was made into a film in the 80s and it has since become a cult classic for its iconic multiple storylines. In 2020, news broke that Ryan Reynolds was helming a reboot of the 80s flick, but there have not been any public developments since then.
Fox’s president of entertainment, Michael Thorn, recently talked about the upcoming Clue series. “‘Colonel Mustard…In the Conservatory…With the lead pipe.’ By just hearing these colorful phrases alone, you immediately know what they mean — leaving no mystery as to why Clue is one of the most beloved board games-turned-IP of all time...We couldn’t be more excited to develop it as an animated series along with eOne and Bento Box.”
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