El Deafo: Apple TV+ announces new animated series
James R | On 19, Dec 2021
Apple TV+ has announced El Deafo, a new animated series for kids and families arriving this January. Based on the best-selling graphic memoir, the three-part series follows perceptive young Cece as she loses her hearing and finds her inner superhero. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Having to do both while wearing a bulky hearing aid on your chest? That takes superpowers! With a little help from her superhero alter ego El Deafo, Cece learns to embrace what makes her extraordinary.
The show stars the voice talents of newcomer Lexi Finigan, Pamela Adlon (Better Things, Bob’s Burgers), Jane Lynch (Glee, Harriet the Spy) and Chuck Nice (Star Talk), and features an original song by indie artist Waxahatchee, entitled Tomorrow.
The series is executive produced and written by Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Harriet the Spy). Author Cece Bell executive produces and narrates the series. El Deafo is co-executive produced by Claire Finn for Lighthouse Studios and directed by Gilly Fogg (Bob the Builder).
It will premiere all at once on Apple TV+ on 7th January.
El Deafo is available on Apple TV+, as part of a £4.99 monthly subscription, with a seven-day free trial. For more information on Apple TV+ and how to get it, click here.