Amazon has given a straight-to-series order to its first animated series “Undone,” from “Bojack Horseman” creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg and writer Kate Purdy.
The half-hour dramedy, set to premiere in 2019, centers on Alma, a woman who discovers she has a new relationship with time after a near-fatal car accident and uses the ability to find out the truth about her father’s death.
“Alita: Battle Angel” star Rosa Salazar is attached to voice Alma in the series, with “Life in Pieces” regular Angelique Cabral to play her younger sister.
Bob-Waksberg and Purdy will executive produce the series, which hails from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen and Tommy Pallotta will also serve as executive producers.
Dutch artist Hisko Hulsing, who provided animation to the HBO documentary “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck,” will oversee the production design and direct a team of animators working in the Netherlands. The animation will be done in partnership 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, Amazon Studios head of scripted series. “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,” said 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.”