The Last Kids on Earth (TV series)
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|The Last Kids On Earth|
|Based on||The Last Kids on Earth|
by Max Brallier
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||11|
|Running time||60 minutes (book 1)|
23 minutes (book 2)
|Picture format||HDTV 1080p|
|Original release||September 17, 2019 –|
The Last Kids on Earth is an American-Canadian children's animation web television series, based on the book series of the same name by Max Brallier, that premiered on Netflix on September 17, 2019. A ten-episode second season, or "Book 2", titled The Last Kids on Earth and the Zombie Parade, premiered on April 17, 2020.
The show's third book / season is scheduled for an October 16, 2020 release.
Cast and characters
- Nick Wolfhard as Jack Sullivan, a 13-year-old orphan and video gamer turned hero thanks to the apocalypse.
- Charles Demers as Dirk Savage, a former school bully turned strongman and monster fighter on Jack's team. He likes cooking and gardening.
- Montserrat Hernandez as June Del Toro, a tomboyish 13-year-old girl who is Jack's crush but did not reciprocate his feelings, but starts to develop some in Book 2. She was trying to survive on her own until her parents come back for her with a rescue party; but she joins Jack's team and learns to have fun during the apocalypse. She was editor-in-chief of the school's paper.
- Garland Whitt as Quint Baker, Jack's nerdy best friend who invents most of the gadgets the kids use to survive in their post-apocalyptic environment.
- Brian Drummond as the vocal effects for Rover, a blue-furred canine-like monster who befriends Jack in Book 1 and becomes the team's pet and mascot.
- Mark Hamill as Bardle, a gruff monster conjurer that takes up residence in Joe's Pizza who, like June del Toro, is investigating the most recent phenomena and paranormal events.
- Catherine O'Hara as Skaelka, a female monster warrior that takes up residence in Joe's Pizza and becomes a friend of June's.
- Keith David as Thrull, the secondary antagonist in Book 2 who poses as the kids' friend at first before betraying them and his fellow monsters in Book 2, episode 8. He dies in Book 2, episode 10 "Dawn of Rezzoch".
- Bruce Campbell as Chef, a cranky Squid monster that takes up residence in Joe's Pizza.
- Rosario Dawson as Rezzoch, the main antagonist of the series as revealed in Book 2, episode 2; has her first lines and first full appearance in the Book 2, episode 8 before becoming a series regular as of the 9th and Book 2 finale episodes.
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"The Last Kids on Earth"||Will Lau||Max Brallier & Scott Peterson||September 17, 2019|
|Living solo in his recently-monster-infested town, 13-year-old Jack will have to think fast, find friends and get creative if he wants to survive.|
|1||"Mall Quest"||Steve Rolston||Max Brallier||April 17, 2020|
|2||"Jack the Slayer"||Steve Rolston||Jennifer Muro||April 17, 2020|
|3||"Bestiary Master"||Steve Rolston||Scott Peterson||April 17, 2020|
|4||"The Zombie Parade"||Steve Rolston||Haley Mancini||April 17, 2020|
|5||"The Thrull of Victory"||Steve Rolston||Joshua Pruett||April 17, 2020|
|6||"Stay on Target"||Steve Rolston||Joshua Pruett||April 17, 2020|
|7||"June Gloom"||Steve Rolston||Haley Mancini||April 17, 2020|
|8||"Follow That Butler"||Steve Rolston||Max Brallier||April 17, 2020|
|9||"Always Darkest"||Steve Rolston||Scott Peterson||April 17, 2020|
|10||"Dawn of Rezzoch"||Steve Rolston||Jennifer Muro||April 17, 2020|
On September 26, 2017, it was announced that Thunderbird Entertainment's animation studio Atomic Cartoons had optioned the screen rights on Max Brallier's book series The Last Kids on Earth with the intention of producing an animated television series.
On February 26, 2018, it was announced that Netflix had given the production a series order. Executive producers include Brallier, Scott Peterson, Jennifer McCarron, and Matthew Berkowitz. Brallier and Peterson are also expected to write the series as well. Production companies involved in the series include Thunderbird Entertainment's animation studio Atomic Cartoons.
On March 13, 2019, the series cast was announced, including Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O'Hara, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montserrat Hernandez, Charles Demers, and Nick Wolfhard as the lead character Jack Sullivan.
|2020||Daytime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Special Class Animated Program||Max Brallier, Matthew Berkowitz, Jennifer McCarron, Scott Peterson||Won|
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