10 video games that would make great Netflix animated series

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Night in the Woods

An animated series featuring talking animals may not sound like the most relatable and down to earth premise for a show but Night in the Woods already has somewhat of a blueprint to follow. Netflix already has an absurdist animated comedy that deals with a considerable amount of anxiety and depression in Bojack Horseman.

Night in the Woods would not have to go that dark, but it’s the idea that a show about how much life sucks featuring talking animals and some absurd stuff can work in the format of an animated show.

There’s an extremely relatable and grounded story in that of the protagonist Mae who drops out of college, thinks life sucks, moves back to her hometown that is pretty much dying and doesn’t know what to do about it. Many people have either been there or know someone who has or is, and there’s a lot of material to be mined for the basis of an animated show there.

Night in the Woods takes place over only a few days, but it also goes some bizarre and dark places that could be explored over a more extended period of time. We could see what life is like in this town that is struggling to survive in the modern world and the people in it.

It might be the hardest on this list to adapt just because it requires an incredibly deft touch, but if done well, a Night in the Woods series on Netflix could be one of the most thoughtful animated series in recent history.