The Last Kids on Earth (TV series)

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The Last Kids On Earth
GenreChildren's animation
Based on
Written by
  • Max Brallier
  • Scott Peterson
Directed byWilliam Lau
StarringNick Wolfhard
Composer(s)Marcelo Trevino
Country of originUnited States
Canada
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes1 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)Atomic Cartoons
Release
Original networkNetflix
Original releaseSeptember 17, 2019 (2019-09-17)[1]

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.

Premise[edit]

After his town is invaded by monsters and zombies, average 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a team of fellow classmates do their best to stay alive and maybe, just maybe, have a little fun.

Cast and characters[edit]

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date [2]
Book 1
1"The Last Kids on Earth"Will LauMax Brallier & Scott PetersonSeptember 17, 2019 (2019-09-17)
Living solo in his monster-infested town, 13-year-old Jack will have to think fast, find friends and get creative if he wants to survive.

Production[edit]

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.[3][4]

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.[5][6]

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.[7]

It was initially reported that the series would be released on May 30, 2019,[8][9] but it instead premiered on September 17, 2019.[1]

Merchandise[edit]

Jakks Pacific will launch a toyline based on the series in early 2020.[10] Outright Games will publish a video game tie-in across consoles and PC in 2021.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Vorel, Jim (August 20, 2019). "Exclusive: Netflix to Unveil Its Animated Last Kids on Earth Zombie Comedy This September". Paste. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Last Kids on Earth – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved September 11, 2019.
  3. ^ McLean, Tom (September 26, 2017). "Atomic Brings 'The Last Kids on Earth' To TV". Animation World Network. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  4. ^ Whyte, Alexandra (September 26, 2017). "Atomic Cartoons options The Last Kids on Earth". Kidscreen. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  5. ^ Petski, Denise (February 28, 2018). "'The Last Kids On Earth' Animated Comedy Series Based On Books Ordered By Netflix". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  6. ^ Vlessing, Etan (February 28, 2018). "Netflix Orders Animated Series 'The Last Kids on Earth'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved February 28, 2018.
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (March 13, 2019). "'The Last Kids On Earth': Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O'Hara and Others Set For Netflix Animated Series". Deadline. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
  8. ^ Kain, Erik (2019-05-01). "Here's Everything Coming To Netflix In May And What To Watch". Forbes. Archived from the original on 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2019-05-15.
  9. ^ Knight, Rosie (2019-05-02). "Everything Streaming on Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon in May". Nerdist. Archived from the original on 2019-05-14. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  10. ^ Milligan, Mercedes (May 13, 2019). "JAKKS Named Master Toy for 'Last Kids on Earth' from Atomic Cartoons, Cyber Group". Animation Magazine. Retrieved November 6, 2019.
  11. ^ "Atomic Cartoons and Cyber Group Developing 'The Last Kids on Earth' Game". Animation World Network. October 31, 2019. Retrieved November 6, 2019.

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