I'm an indie game dev and let me tell you son;
this is dead in the water. Tell Tale fucked themselves by treating their talent like shit. They went from 50 to 300 people with each integer of 50 being a team to produce the game. Their work culture was abusive and disrespectful to the talent.
The company execs like to think of the talent as replaceable but they're not. Its why bioware is such a shit show now. All the people responsible for making those games good are gone and want nothing to do with the license and the execs don't want to pay them what they're worth.
We're talking 'unlimited vacation days but if you actually take vacation time we'll fire you' we're talking 'work overtime or you're fired.'
We're talking 'company that considers you so expendable they'll fire you and hire someone cheaper at the drop of the hat.'
Simple fact is even if they could somehow get the money to fund this shit few people would show up to claim it. You gonna work construction with a bunch of junkies and drunks? Not if you got a choice.
You ain't gonna work for telltale now because they fired people who'd just moved to the most expensive city to live in in the entire USA weeks after they'd been told they had a long term job. These people ain't trustworthy and it doesn't matter how sweet the deal seems its poison.