‘Among Us’: Randall Park, Ashley Johnson, Yvette Nicole Brown & Elijah Wood To Lead Cast Of Animated Series In Works At CBS Studios

Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat), Ashley Johnson (The Last of Us), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community) and Elijah Wood (The Lord of the Rings film trilogy) are set to lead the voice cast of Among Us, an animated series based on the highly popular game. CBS Studios’ animation arm Eye Animation Productions is currently developing the project in partnership with Innersloth, the independent studio behind the game.

The series is created and executive produced by Owen Dennis (Infinity Train), who is under an overall deal at CBS Studios. No network or streamer is currently attached.

More from Deadline

Per the logline, the series is based on the game’s premise: “Members of your crew have been replaced by an alien shapeshifter intent on causing confusion, sabotaging the ship, and killing everyone. Root out the ‘Impostor’ or fall victim to its murderous designs.”

Character details below:

Park will voice Red – Captain of The Skeld
People-pleaser, blowhard
Task: leadership, confidence
Fun Fact: failed upwards

Johnson will voice Purple – Chief of Security
Safety, suspicion, sarcasm
Task: wet blanket
Fun Fact: trust issues

Brown will voice Orange – HR
Spineless corporate shill
Task: eliminate redundancy, redundantly
Fun Fact: fires you over email

Wood will voice Green – Unpaid Intern
Happy to be there
Task: whatever they’re told
Fun Fact: gets paid in pizza

Titmouse will serve as the animation studio.  Dennis executive produces with Forest Willard, Marcus Bromander, and Carl Neisser of Innersloth, along with Titmouse’s Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio and Ben Kalina.

Among Us is hugely popular. The game, which launched in 2018, had over 500 million monthly active users, with more than 4 billion views on YouTube and more than 1.22 billion viewing sessions on Twitch during Q4 2020. In October 2020, Among Us was No. 1 on Google Play in 66 countries, Top 100 in all countries except 2. It was also No. 1 on iOS in 55 countries, Top 100 in all countries except 14. The game recently released a new map (The Fungle) and continues to boast millions of players daily.

Best of Deadline

Sign up for Deadline's Newsletter. For the latest news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.