Animated Series Based on Hasbro’s Board ‘Clue’ in Development

Fox Entertainment, Hasbro’s content studio, Entertainment One (eOne), and Bento Box Entertainment are jointly developing an animated series based on Hasbro’s iconic mystery board game, “Clue.”  The series will be co-produced by Fox Entertainment, eOne and Bento Box Entertainment, which also will serve as the animation studio.

“Clue,” originally called Murder!, was launched in 1949 and invented by Englishman Anthony E. Pratt, who created the game during WWII to pass the time during lengthy air raid drills. The game is conceptualized on the murder of Mr. Boddy, the host of the game’s “dinner party,” during which players must untangle various clues to determine who among the party’s six guests – Professor Plum, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Mrs. Peacock, Mr. Green and Dr. Orchid – committed the crime.

Since its debut, “Clue” has been introduced to more than 30 countries, some of which call it “Cluedo.” The game, which has 324 different plots for players to solve, was adapted into a film in 1985 that featured three alternate versions, each with a different ending.

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