An icon of 90's gaming, 'Earthworm Jim' is getting a new TV show.

The series is under development by Interplay Studios, creator of the 'Fallout' franchise and current owner of the property.

Interplay is looking to develop new TV and film projects based on their video game properties via their newly formed TV and film studio division.

'Earthworm Jim' follows the adventures of the titular Jim, a worm in a futuristic robotic suit who travels the galaxy, fighting off villians.

The series will introduce new characters as Jim navigates the galaxy, where each planet is home to a race of anthropomorphic animals.

Jim’s ultimate quest is to find his true home among the stars: a near-mythical planet called Earth.

The first 'Earthworm Jim' game was released on Sega Genesis and Super Nintendo in 1994, with the final entry in the series to date released in 1999.

This reboot won't be Jim's first outing into the world of television; another cartoon series based on the games that ran for two seasons starting in 1995.

Dan Castellaneta, best known for voicing Homer Simpson, provided the voice of Earthworm Jim on that occasion.

French director Michel K. Parandi is the main creative force behind the reboot and says he remembers "loving ‘Earthworm Jim’ as a kid."

"There’s so much potential in this story universe: a galaxy full of animals battling for power.  Jim is an earthworm in a universe where Earth is nothing more than a myth. His struggle to find meaning is surreal and comical, but it’s also relatable."

"We are thrilled for the opportunity to create a show for an iconic character that we grew up both playing on Genesis, and watching on TV," Billet added.

"The fans have matured and deserve a current take as we bring in new audiences."

'Earthworm Jim' is the latest in a trend of video games being adapted for television, with a 'The Last Of Us' show in production for HBO and a reboot of 'Gamesmaster' debuting this month on E4.