Amazon Studios orders animated show from BoJack Horseman makers
James R | On 15, Mar 2018
The makers of BoJack Horseman are riding off to Amazon for a new animated series.
Called Undone, dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma, slated to be played by Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel). It marks Amazon’s first half-hour animated original, and the online giant is not hesitating to saddle up, giving the project a direct-to-series greenlight.
It is co-created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman) and recent Writers Guild Award winner Kate Purdy (BoJack Horseman). It follows Alma after she suffers a near fatal car accident, leading her to discover she has a new relationship with time. She 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.
Undone will be produced by Michael 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. Critically-acclaimed 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,” says 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.”
“We are grateful to Amazon Studios for the opportunity to tell Alma’s story and follow her as she seeks to find a deeper meaning to her existence,” adds Purdy. Bob-Waksberg added, “Hisko’s beautiful artwork and masterful use of light and color will create a look never seen before on a television show that will make audiences lose their minds.”
Undone is in pre-production and expected to premiere in 2019 on Amazon Prime Video.