Amazon Studios Greenlights Its First Half-Hour Animated Series

Mar 6, 2018  •  Post A Comment

Amazon Studios announced today that it has given a direct-to-series order to the half-hour animated show “Undone,” from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy.

The series stars Rosa Salazar (“Alita: Battle Angel”) and is expected to premiere in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video in more than 200 countries and territories. The project is currently in pre-production.

“‘Undone’ is a half-hour animated dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma, slated to be played by Rosa Salazar,” the company said in today’s announcement. “After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death. Also slated to join the cast is Angelique Cabral (‘Life in Pieces’) as Alma’s younger sister.”

The series will be produced by Eisner’s Tornante Company with Noel Bright (“BoJack Horseman”), Steven A. Cohen (“BoJack Horseman”), and Tommy Pallotta (“A Scanner Darkly”) executive producing along with Bob-Waksberg and Purdy. Dutch artist Hisko Hulsing (“Montage of Heck”) will oversee the production design and direct a team of animators working in the Netherlands. The animation will be done with Dutch co-producer and Amsterdam-based studio Submarine and Austin-based studio Minnow Mountain.

“We’re delighted to greenlight our first animated half-hour series,” said Sharon Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, Amazon Studios. “Kate and Raphael are dynamic and creative forces, and I know they will create an amazing series for us. I can’t wait for our customers to see it in 2019.”

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