Amazon Studios has given the go signal on developing the animated series Undone, created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. The show is slated to premiere exclusively on Prime Video in 2019 in over 200 countries and territories.
Undone is a half-hour animated dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma, slated to be played by Rosa Salazar (Alita: Battle Angel). After getting into a near fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death. Also slated to join the cast is Angelique Cabral (Life in Pieces) as Alma’s younger sister.
Bob-Waksberg is known for creating the critically-acclaimed Netflix series Bojack Horseman. Kate Purdy serves as writer and producer for the show, most recently winning in the WGA Awards 2018 for her work on the animated series.
Michael Esiner’s Tornante Company with Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen and Tommy Pallota are producing, with Bob-Waksberg and Purdy taking on executive producing duties. Dutch artist Hisko Hulsing is helming the production design and animation work in the Netherlands. Submarine, an Amsterdam-based studio, is co-producing the show, and will be partnering with Austin-based studio Minnow Mountain to do the animation under Hulsing.
“We’re delighted to greenlight our first animated half-hour series,” said Sharon Yguado, Head of Scripted Series, 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,” 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.”
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