ARK TV Adaptation Debuts in U.S. & Canada


The first six episodes of ARK: The Animated Series, an adaptation of the video game ARK: Survival Evolved, have debuted exclusively on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada.

The adaptation sees a 21st-century paleontologist resurrected on a mysterious primeval island populated by prehistoric animals. The series will premiere outside of the U.S. and Canada in all other Paramount+ markets on April 19.

The star-studded voice cast includes Michelle Yeoh (Everything Everywhere All at Once), Russell Crowe (The Loudest Voice), Gerard Butler (Plane), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Jeffrey Wright (American Fiction), Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy), Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time) and Vin Diesel (Fast & Furious franchise).

ARK: The Animated Series is produced by Lost Continent Entertainment and Lex + Otis. Executive producers include Jeremy Stieglitz; Jesse Rapczak; Marc Diana; Doug Kennedy; Jay Oliva; James Baldanzi; Vin Diesel and Samantha Vincent for ONE Race Films; Gerard Butler and Alan Siegel for G-Base Entertainment; and Russell Crowe. Stieglitz, Oliva, David Hartman and Sebastian Montes serve as directors, and the series is co-written by Marguerite Bennett and Kendall Deacon Davis.

The original video game, ARK: Survival Evolved was created by game developer Studio Wildcard.