Amazon Studios has released the trailer for Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg’s rotoscope animation series “Undone,” which we’ve just learned is set to premiere on Sept. 13.
“Undone” is described by Amazon as a “groundbreaking and genre bending animated series about a young woman’s complex journey to unlock her past and solve the mystery of her father’s death.”
Here is the series description:
Alma Winograd-Diaz (Rosa Salazar) takes her mundane life one day at a time until a near fatal accident induces visions of her late-father, Jacob (Bob Odenkirk). Through these persistent visions he urges her to tap into a mysterious ability that allows her to travel through space and time with the hopes of preventing his untimely death. This quest challenges Alma’s relationships and brings into question her mental wellbeing with those closest to her.
This will be the first episodic television series to use the unique rotoscope process, in which animators trace over footage frame by frame to create realistic action. Director and production designer Hisko Hulsing’s look in “Undone” uses several different mediums, including oil painting on canvas to render the backgrounds. The painting is done by Amsterdam-based animation studio Submarine. Austin’s Minnow Mountain, led by co-producer Craig Staggs, does the rotoscope.
“Undone” also stars Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddharth Dhananjay and Daveed Diggs. John Corbett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Sheila Vand and Tyler Posey are among the guest stars.
Purdy and “BoJack Horseman” creator Bob-Waksberg serve as executive producers, along with Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen and Tommy Pallotta. “Undone” is produced by Amazon Studios and Tornante Productions.