Amazon Studios has given the go-ahead to its first half-hour animated series, Undone, which comes from Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company and co-creators Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy (BoJack Horseman).
Undone will star Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel) as the voice of Alma, who, after an almost fatal car accident, discovers that she has a new relationship with time and uses that ability to learn about her father’s death. Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) is slated to portray Alma’s younger sister.
Undone is being produced by the Tornante Company, with Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman) and Tommy Pallotta (A Scanner Darkly) executive producing alongside Bob-Waksberg and Purdy. The direct-to-series show is currently in preproduction. It will debut exclusively on Amazon Prime Video next year in 200-plus territories.
Dutch artist Hisko Hulsing (Montage of Heck) will manage the production design and lead a team of animators working in the Netherlands.
“We’re delighted to greenlight our first animated half-hour series,” said Sharon Yguado, the head of scripted series at 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,” noted 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.”