Strange Planet: trailer

New alien animated comedy comes from the co-creator of Rick and Morty.

10 part adult animated series Strange Planet debuts in August on Apple TV+.

The voice cast includes Tunde Adebimpe (Rachel Getting Married), Demi Adejuyigbe (The Amber Ruffin Show), Lori Tan Chinn (Awkwafina Is Nora from Queens), Danny Pudi (Community) and Hannah Einbinder (Hacks).

Based on the New York Times #1 bestselling graphic novel and social media phenomenon of the same name, “Strange Planet” is a hilarious and perceptive look at a distant world not unlike our own. Set in a whimsical world of cotton candy pinks and purples, relatable blue beings explore the absurdity of everyday human traditions.

“Strange Planet” is co-created and executive produced by Emmy Award winner Dan Harmon (“Rick and Morty,” “Community”) and New York Times bestselling author Nathan W. Pyle, and produced by Apple Studios and ShadowMachine. The series is executive produced by Academy Award winner Alex Bulkley (“Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio”), Emmy Award winner Corey Campodonico for ShadowMachine (“BoJack Horseman,” “Tuca & Bertie”), Lauren Pomerantz (“Saturday Night Live,” “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”), Emmy Award winner Amalia Levari (“Over the Garden Wall,” “Harvey Beaks”), Steve Levy (“Rick and Morty,” “Community”) and Taylor Alexy Pyle.

Three episodes on Wednesday, 9 August then weekly on Apple TV+

One Response

  1. To put it briefly… I hate it.

    I’ve been following the comics since the early days, and all of what made the comics so original and endearing is completely lost here, and I suspect that Pyle has had very little creative input here, unless he happened to be excessively permissive to a fault due to not having a good eye for what makes good television, and I wish he had been a lot more discerning regarding the direction of the series.

    And to say nothing of the wooden, phoned-in performances and Gen Z(ish) dialogue. Could they not find actors capable of playing voices other than their normal speaking voices? Cartoons should damn well sound cartoonish, and none of the characters have the curious, ethereal qualities that I imagined based on the source material.

    There was enormous potential for this concept to become an instant and enduring classic, but this is a total and utter misfire. I say trash it and start anew.

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