Netflix is production a new animated series based on the book series by Max Brallier called The Last Kids on Earth and they are putting together one hell of a great cast that is sure to get audiences excited!
The story follows a 13-year-old named Jack Sullivan and a gang of middle-schoolers “who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious series filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters.”
The series stars the voices of Mark Hamill, Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Rosario Dawson, Catherine O’Hara, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, Charles Demers, and Nick Wolfhard is set as the lead character Jack Sullivan.
I haven’t read the books, but I’ve heard great things about it and it seems like it is perfect for an animated series. This is a series that I can definitely get behind. Here’s the synopsis:
Ever since the monster apocalypse hit town, average thirteen year old Jack Sullivan has been living in his tree house, which he’s armed to the teeth with catapults and a moat, not to mention video games and an endless supply of Oreos and Mountain Dew scavenged from abandoned stores. But Jack alone is no match for the hordes of Zombies and Winged Wretches and Vine Thingies, and especially not for the eerily intelligent monster known only as Blarg. So Jack builds a team: his dorky best friend, Quint; the reformed middle school bully, Dirk; Jack’s loyal pet monster, Rover; and Jack’s crush, June. With their help, Jack is going to slay Blarg, achieve the ultimate Feat of Apocalyptic Success, and be average no longer! Can he do it?
The author of the book series had this to say in a statement:
“The way the series resonates with readers around the world — it’s absolutely humbling. I’m so pleased that the adventures of Jack Sullivan and his friends will continue to grow, both on the page and now on screen. I couldn’t ask for better partners – Atomic Cartoons, Netflix and Penguin – to help me share these stories. And I’m beyond excited to reveal the newest cover while announcing this incredible cast. Seeing these actors bring the characters to life is a dream come true.”
You can see that latest cover that he is talking about below. Developed by Atomic Cartoons, the animated series is set to launch later this year.