Adult Swim Announces New Voice Lead for “Squidbillies”





Adult Swim Announces New Voice Lead for “Squidbillies”
The 13th and final season premieres Sunday, November 7 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Tracy Morgan Revealed as New Lead Voice on Squidbillies This Sunday at Midnight ET/PT

Check out who else auditioned for the role of Early Cuyler! Squidbillies returns for its 13th and final season Sunday, November 7 at midnight ET/PT on Adult Swim.



It’s All Fun and No Games When “Squidbillies” Returns for a Final Season on November 7





It’s All Fun and No Games When “Squidbillies” Returns for a Final Season on November 7
The new season features all-new covers of the show’s opening theme song performed by Willie Nelson, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, and more.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
It’s All Fun and No Games When “Squidbillies” Returns for a Final Season on November 7

Legendary Willie Nelson, Amanda Shires, and Sturgill Simpson, Among Artists to Cover Show’s Iconic Theme Song

The oldest Squid in the Game returns for one last blast starting Sunday, November 7th on Adult Swim. Squidbillies will feature two new episodes each week starting at midnight (ET/PT).

Squidbillies, the show you love to overlook, is back for a 13th and final season. Join Early, Rusty, and Granny Cuyler for 10 brand new episodes of jackwoods backassery. Sorry – backwoods jackassery.

The new season features all-new covers of the show’s opening theme song performed by Willie Nelson, Amanda Shires, Sturgill Simpson, and more.

In addition to new cover artists, the search for a new Early Cuyler has been underway with numerous voice auditions held. Stay tuned to find out who will be the chosen one.

Squidbillies is a quarter-hour animated comedy series that follows the Cuyler Family, America’s favorite rural hell-raising cephalopods who call the mountains of fictional Dougal County, Georgia their home. The show is written and produced by Dave Willis, Jim Fortier, and Alan Steadman. Binge all previous 123 episodes of Squidbillies on HBO Max before the new season so you’ll know what’s going on!

During this year’s global virtual Adult Swim Festival November 12 – 13, head back to Blue Ridge Mountains for the Squidbillies panel featuring series creators and cast as they reflect on memorable squids moments and celebrate the final season. Fans can stream the event exclusively on the Adult Swim YouTube Channel. For more information, visit the official Adult Swim Festival website.

The show first premiered on Adult Swim in 2005 and is one of the longest-running animated shows on the network today.

Adult Swim is the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults for over fifteen years, offering critically-acclaimed, award-winning original and acquired series such as Rick and Morty, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, The Eric Andre Show, Three Busy Debras, Tuca & Bertie, and Joe Pera Talks With You. Fan-favorite anime block, Toonami, airs on Saturday nights and has expanded beyond acquisitions, producing original series including Fena: Pirate Princess, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Shenmue the Animation, Uzumaki, and new seasons of FLCL. The annual Adult Swim Festival reaches a global audience and features performances by top musicians and comedians. Adult Swim airs nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also reaches fans via HBO Max.



2021 Adult Swim Festival Initiates Global Takeover Heading to Screens Everywhere This November





2021 Adult Swim Festival Initiates Global Takeover Heading to Screens Everywhere This November
Fans everywhere have the best seat in the house as the 2021 Adult Swim Festival arrives Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 exclusively on the Adult Swim YouTube Channel.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
2021 Adult Swim Festival Initiates Global Takeover Heading to Screens Everywhere this November

Free Two-Day Global Virtual Event Set for November 12-13 Exclusively on Adult Swim’s YouTube Channel, Plus More Exclusives on HBO Max

Featuring Performances from Co-Headliners Lil Baby, Karol G, With 21 Savage, Flying Lotus, Alongside Rick and Morty, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Smiling Friends Panels and More

Fans everywhere have the best seat in the house as the 2021 Adult Swim Festival arrives Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13 exclusively on the Adult Swim YouTube Channel. Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and the #1 destination for young adults, furthers its commitment to curate immersive experiences across all platforms for fans to celebrate the iconic shows. A global and cultural event unlike any other, fans can expect never-before-seen performances, engaging panels filled with surprises, unique merchandise, exclusives on HBO Max and much more. Following the success of last year’s first-ever Adult Swim virtual festival, which reached 10+ million views across all festival content and produced several viral moments, including a performance from Thundercat featuring special guest Ariana Grande.

Turn up those speakers and catch a show-stopping lineup of never-before-seen performances by co-headliners Lil Baby, Karol G with 21 Savage, Flying Lotus, Alessia Cara, Angel Olsen, Joe Pera, DAWN, Moor Mother, Jo Firestone, and more. Check out the complete list of performers below:

Join panels for Adult Swim favorites Rick and Morty, Squidbillies, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and highly-anticipated new series Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Smiling Friends. The Rick and Morty panel will challenge the global voice cast against each other as they go head-to-head to determine who is the Rickiest Rick in the multiverse. Then, head back to Blue Ridge Mountains during the Squidbillies panel featuring series creators and cast as they reflect on memorable squids moments and celebrate the final season. Aqua Teen Hunger Force fans will join cast and crew as they look back on the longstanding history of the series and share some of their favorite moments. Expanding on the legendary Blade Runner franchise, Blade Runner: Black Lotus makes its festival debut with a panel diving deep into the franchise universe alongside producers and directors. Finally, join Michael Cusack and Zach Hadel as they discuss the upcoming series Smiling Friends with special guests.

Catch fan-favorite episodes selected by series creators during the ultimate set of watch parties connecting fans with star-studded guests. Each watch party will feature a live chat where viewers can get real-time reactions and insight on their favorite shows. The watch party lineup includes hit series Rick and Morty, The Eric Andre Show, Tuca & Bertie, Joe Pera Talks With You, Robot Chicken, Teenage Euthanasia, Three Busy Debras,Birdgirl, Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, as well as some Adult Swim past favorites Sealab 2021, Mr. Pickles and Metalocalypse.

The weekend heats up with Simple Mobile, providing no-contract service plans and nationwide coverage, hosting the Joe Pera Talks With You and Bird Girl Watch Parties with live trivia. For the 21+ crowd, Voodoo Ranger is bringing some cool prizes, so tune in all weekend long to not miss out on how to enter. Plus, don’t miss the world premiere of the winning short from Voodoo Ranger’s Pint Size Film Fest. And don’t miss special surprises fan won’t soon forget all weekend long thanks to Wendy’s. Last but certainly not least, Wrangler brings Rick and Morty back and covered in more denim than ever before, giving fans what they’ve always wanted (free stuff) and introducing a new Rick and Morty collection featuring exclusive designs.

Starting today, exclusive festival merchandise is available globally on the Adult Swim Festival website and will include Adult Swim Festival t-shirts, zip up sweatshirts, bomber jacket, Nalgene water bottle and corduroy hat as well as limited edition Space Ghost Coast to Coast t-shirts. Don’t miss the chance to win a custom Rick and Morty pinball machines as well as an exclusive festival merchandise pack through the Adult Swim Festival Sweepstakes. For more information on the Sweepstake terms and condition, please visit the official Adult Swim Festival website.

Adult Swim has consistently released content on its YouTube channel. With a netted 263.3M impressions to date, the Rick and Morty season five premiere trended at #1 on the platform for two days, followed by the Tuca & Bertie season two premiere pulling an astonishing 15.3M impressions. Leaning into the cult-anime classics Adult Swim is known for, released a trippy Iron Maiden music video featuring anime from Blinkink.

For more information on this year’s Adult Swim Festival partners, panels, merchandise and more, visit www.adultswimfestival.com.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.



“Joe Pera Talks with You” Season Three Arrives Sunday, November 7 on Adult Swim





“Joe Pera Talks with You” Season Three Arrives Sunday, November 7 on Adult Swim
The series is created by and starring Joe Pera, who serves as executive producer alongside series director Marty Schousboe, and co-stars Jo Firestone and Conner O’Malley.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
“Joe Pera Talks With You” Season Three Arrives Sunday, November 7 on Adult Swim

Hello,

My name is Joe Pera and I’m writing to let you know that my old basset hound, Gus, and I will be returning for the third season of our relaxing comedy show, Joe Pera Talks With You on Sunday, November 7 at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT on Adult Swim.

The first episode follows me as I help my friend Gene pick out his retirement chair at the furniture store and the season-long search for the perfect place to sit goes from there. Aside from figuring out where to sit, episodes this season cover a lot of other stuff too, such as Great Lakes Ice Breakers, second fridges, cooking fish in the woods, classroom-appropriate movies, and drone warfare.

We put together the video above if you’d like a preview but I hope you’ll consider checking out my slow-paced show.

– Joe Pera

About Joe Pera Talks With You

Created by and starring Joe Pera, who serves as executive producer alongside series director Marty Schousboe, and co-stars Jo Firestone and Conner O’Malley. Produced for Adult Swim by Alive and Kicking, Inc. and Chestnut Walnut.



Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus”





Video: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and First Look at “Shenmue the Animation”
Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than 120 million registered users and more than 5 million subscribers.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal November 13 Premiere Date for “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” and First look at “Shenmue the Animation”

All-New Assets Unveiled for Blade Runner: Black Lotus and Shenmue the Animation During Virtual New York Comic Con

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s highly anticipated new series Blade Runner: Black Lotus is set to premiere on November 13 at midnight ET with two new back-to-back episodes, revealed today during New York Comic Con’s The Future of Blade Runner: Black Lotus virtual panel along with a new trailer and key art from the series.

The panel featured Shinji Aramaki (co-director), Kenji Kamiyama (co-director), Joseph Chou (executive producer), and futurist Maurice Conti, who shared his take on how the Blade Runner world stacks up against our own future.

The series is produced by Alcon Television Group and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block and Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than 120 million registered users and more than 5 million subscribers.

The official Blade Runner: Black Lotus soundtrack album arrives November 5 and features Grammy-Award winning singer songwriter Alessia Cara’s new original song “Feel You Now.” Pre-save the album HERE.

Fans also got a first look at Shenmue the Animation, Adult Swim and Crunchyroll’s next original co-production during the Shenmue: Continuing the Legacy virtual panel that featured Yu Suzuki (Shenmue video game creator) and how he brought his Sega creations to life through anime. Additional panelists include Chikara Sakurai (director), Yû Kiyozono (producer, Telecom Animation), Joseph Chou (producer, Sola Entertainment).

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

About Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.

Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts – top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store). Crunchyroll joined the Funimation Global Group in August 2021 to bring even more anime to more fans worldwide.

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.

About Alcon Television Group

Alcon Television Group was founded in 2012 as a division of Alcon Entertainment, Alcon Television Group finances, develops, produces and distributes a diverse slate of scripted content with global market appeal for distribution on premium subscription networks, digital platforms and major cable and broadcast networks.

Alcon Television Group’s latest projects include the upcoming season six of the critically acclaimed epic space series The Expanse which airs on Amazon and boasts a 100% Certified Fresh score on Rotten Tomatoes; the animated children’s series Pete the Cat, a co-production with Amazon Studios based on the best-selling children’s book series currently available on the streaming service; and Blade Runner – Black Lotus, a highly-anticipated anime series developed in partnership with Adult Swim and Crunchyroll inspired by Alcon’s Oscar-winning feature Blade Runner 2049.

Past projects for Alcon Television Group include the Grammy award-winning and 5-time Emmy-nominated HBO documentary series The Defiant Ones which chronicled the divergent roots and unlikely partnership of Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine. The Company’s first co-production was the Emmy-nominated documentary Sinatra: All or Nothing at All for HBO from Oscar winning director Alex Gibney. The intimate portrait of Sinatra as a singer, actor, father, husband and philanthropist remains one of HBO’s most successful shows in the 50+ demographic.



Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Continue Hand-Breaded Chicken Innovation





Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Continue Hand-Breaded Chicken Innovation with New Hot Honey Chicken Lineup
To celebrate the launch, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are teaming up with Adult Swim, adding even more flavor to the Hot Honey lineup release.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s Continue Hand-Breaded Chicken Innovation with New Hot Honey Chicken Lineup

Restaurants Partner with Adult Swim; Offer an Exclusive Combo Meal with Limited-Edition Figurines

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Sept. 22, 2021 – Today, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are providing a kick of sweet heat to your day with the debut of their Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches, including the Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich, Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit and Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken and Waffle Sandwich.

To celebrate the launch, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are teaming up with Adult Swim, adding even more flavor to the Hot Honey lineup release. Beginning Sept. 22 – Nov. 7, fans can make any combo an Adult Swim meal featuring an exclusive figurine, Adult Swim-themed cup, and a large order of fries during lunch and dinner hours. Figurines will be characters from six fan favorite Adult Swim shows including “Robot Chicken,” “Metalocalypse,” and “Sealab 2021.”

Each sandwich is drizzled with the brand’s new special Hot Honey Sauce on either a bun, savory biscuit or Belgian style waffles served along with a tender, all-white meat chicken breast filet, hand-battered and breaded. Experience the delicious sting of the unique Hot Honey Sauce, which is sweet at first with a warm spiciness — the perfect vehicle for delivering sweet-and-spicy flavor on your Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwiches morning, noon and night. Try all three, if you can handle the heat:

· Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwich: Hand-Breaded Chicken that you love topped with crispy bacon, melty cheese and drizzled with Hot Honey Sauce all between a premium potato bun.

· Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken Biscuit: For breakfast, enjoy Hand-Breaded Chicken topped with the sweet heat of Hot Honey Sauce between our fluffy Made From Scratch(TM)Biscuit.

· Hot Honey Hand-Breaded Chicken and Waffle Sandwich: Looking for extra-sweet heat anytime of the day? Hand-Breaded Chicken nestled between two Belgian style waffles and topped with Hot Honey Sauce is available all day.

“After making a huge splash earlier this year with our Hand-Breaded Chicken line-up we’ve decided to bring the heat – plus a little sweet – with our Hot Honey lineup aimed to continue to WOW our customers with flavor they can’t get anywhere else,” said Owen Klein, vice president of global culinary innovation at CKE Restaurants. “Our hot honey sauce is a match made in heaven with our Hand-Breaded Chicken, surely our guests will be asking for it long after it’s gone.”

In addition to the exclusive Adult Swim meal in restaurants, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s are hosting three Happy-Thons on Adult Swim, filled with your favorite shows including “Sealab 2021,” “Aqua Teen Hunger Force” and “Space Ghost Coast to Coast” on Oct. 8, Oct. 15 and Oct. 22 — check your local listings.

“We always aim to bring our latest creations to life with timely and culturally relevant partnerships and campaigns — therefore, Adult Swim and our Friday Happy-Thons are the perfect way to establish even more buzz around the Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches,” said Patty Trevino, senior vice president of brand marketing at CKE Restaurants. “The network’s passionate followers appreciate both innovation and authenticity, which aligns with Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s consumers. We’re excited to tap into this strong fan base with the Adult Swim meal available in our restaurants.”

“Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s customers don’t have to pretend they have kids to dig into this exclusive Adult Swim meal. You’re never too old for a Meatwad figurine,” said Tricia Melton, chief marketing officer, Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics at Warner Brothers.

All three Hot Honey Chicken Sandwiches are now available for a limited time at participating Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s locations.

Follow Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s on social media for the latest news and promotional offers. Twitter: @CarlsJr and @Hardees Instagram: @CarlsJr and @Hardees Facebook: www.facebook.com/carlsjr and www.facebook.com/hardees

About CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc.

CKE Restaurants Holdings, Inc. (“CKE”), a privately held company based in Franklin, Tennessee, runs and operates Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, two beloved regional brands, known for one-of-a-kind premium and innovative menu items such as 100 percent Black Angus Thickburgers(R), Made from Scratch(TM) Biscuits and Hand-Breaded Chicken Sandwiches(TM). With both a US and international footprint, Carl’s Jr. Restaurants LLC and Hardee’s Restaurants LLC have over 3,900 franchised or company-operated restaurants in 44 states and 42 foreign countries and U.S. territories. For more information about CKE, please visit www.ckr.com or its brand sites at www.carlsjr.com and www.hardees.com.

About Adult Swim

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.



New Adult Swim Series “Teenage Euthanasia” Comes of Age This Fall





New Adult Swim Series “Teenage Euthanasia” Comes of Age This Fall
Set in near-future inland Florida, “Teenage Euthanasia” centers around the owners of Tender Endings funeral home, the Fantasy Family.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
New Adult Swim Series “Teenage Euthanasia” Comes of Age This Fall

Animated Comedy Explores Adventures in Death, Family and Florida Living Sunday, September 19th at Midnight ET/PT

Teenage Euthanasia, Adult Swim’s newest coming-of-all-ages comedy series about death, family, and accidental resurrection, premieres Sunday, September 19 at Midnight ET/PT.

Set in near-future inland Florida, Teenage Euthanasia centers around the owners of Tender Endings funeral home, the Fantasy Family: Grandma Baba, her adult children Uncle Pete and Trophy, and Trophy’s teenage daughter, Euthanasia (“Annie”), a name accidentally given to her during the time of Trophy’s own unbearable suffering.

Back when Trophy was a teen herself; she ran away from home after giving birth to Annie, leaving her newborn to be raised by Baba and Uncle Pete. Now, fifteen years later, Trophy returns to Tender Endings…as a corpse, for burial. When a bolt of lightning strikes Baba’s homemade embalming fluid and one of Annie’s tears, Trophy comes back from the dead. As a resurrected woman, Trophy has a variety of quasi-useful death powers. But more importantly, she has a second chance at unplanned parenthood.

The cast of characters include recently undead Trophy Fantasy (voiced by Maria Bamford); her teenage daughter, Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy (voiced by Jo Firestone); Annie’s Oedipus-complex-stricken Uncle Pete (voiced by Tim Robinson); and Annie’s “old country” immigrant grandmother Baba (voiced by Bebe Neuwirth).

The half-hour animated series is co-created by Alissa Nutting, The New York Times Editor’s Choice writer (Made for Love) and Emmy-nominated producer, Alyson Levy (The Shivering Truth). Teenage Euthanasia is produced by PFFR and animated by Augenblick Studios. Executive producers include Lisa M. Thomas, Vernon Chatman, and John Lee, with Scott Adsit as co-executive producer.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.



“Robot Chicken” Returns for Triumphant 11th Season on September 6





“Robot Chicken” Returns for Triumphant 11th Season on September 6
The new season will air as a nightly strip Monday through Thursday at Midnight ET/PT beginning Monday, September 6 through Thursday, September 23.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
“Robot Chicken” Returns for Triumphant 11th Season on September 6

New Season Kicks off On Labor Day with More Laughs and Parodies

Adult Swim’s off-the-wall stop-motion comedy series Robot Chicken is back for season 11 and filled with more hilarious parodies and insane characters and personalities from Joe Exotic to Peppa Pig. The new season will air as a nightly strip Monday through Thursday at Midnight ET/PT beginning Monday, September 6 through Thursday, September 23.

The Robot Chicken Nerd and Bitch Pudding are also back along with a spooky Halloween-themed episode. And not to disappoint, no corner of pop culture is safe from Robot Chicken’s satirical gaze this season. The show skewers today’s biggest hits and classics including fan-favorite characters from movies, television shows, video games, celebrities, and even nursery rhymes – Robot Chicken spares nothing and no one and prides itself on having the most comedy a quarter-hour sketch comedy show can provide!

Robot Chicken is created, and executive produced by Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, and their Stoopid Buddy Stoodios partners, John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner, also serve as executive producers. Green and Senreich also write, voice and with Tom Sheppard, direct the award-winning series.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.



Video: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal New “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Key Visual and Opening





Video: Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal New “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Key Visual and Opening at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo
The series, premiering later this year, follows a young woman who tries to seek revenge on those that have wronged her while uncovering the mysteries of her past.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim and Crunchyroll Reveal New “Blade Runner: Black Lotus” Key Visual and Opening at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo

Adult Swim and Crunchyroll revealed more about the highly-anticipated animated series from Alcon Entertainment, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, including new key art and the series’ opening title sequence today at Virtual Crunchyroll Expo. The series, premiering later this year, follows a young woman who tries to seek revenge on those that have wronged her while uncovering the mysteries of her past.

Also during the panel, “The Making of Blade Runner: Black Lotus,” Crunchyroll’s head of development Sarah Victor spoke with directors Shinji Aramaki and Kenji Kamiyama about their process for creating the series and how it fits into the legendary Blade Runner universe. Aramaki and Kamiyama also spoke at length about themes within this new series and how they worked hard to create a human story focused primarily on the replicants.

When unveiling the new key art, the directors discussed their process for character design and the stylistic balance they found between animation and photo realism. They also shared that the international production and creative staff for the series helped them capture an atmosphere closer to a Hollywood production and allowed them to create more diverse characters, much like you’d see in Los Angeles now.

Finally, the directors presented the opening sequence from Blade Runner: Black Lotus, which features the original song “Feel You Now” from GRAMMY Award-winning singer-songwriter Alessia Cara.

Blade Runner: Black Lotus, a Crunchyroll and Adult Swim Original, will premiere later this year on Crunchyroll and Adult Swim. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and animation studio Sola Digital Arts, with Shinichiro Watanabe serving as a creative producer. Crunchyroll will stream the series in Japanese with subtitles to its global audience of more than 120 million registered users and more than 5 million subscribers while Adult Swim will air the English language version on Toonami, the network’s popular anime programming block.

About Blade Runner: Black Lotus

Los Angeles 2032. A young woman wakes up with no memories, and possessing deadly skills. The only clues to her mystery are a locked data device and a tattoo of a black lotus. Putting together the pieces, she must hunt down the people responsible for her brutal and bloody past to find the truth of her lost identity.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Crunchyroll connects anime and manga fans across 200+ countries and territories through the content they love. Best known as a top streaming service delivering AVOD and SVOD content, Crunchyroll also provides experiences to deepen fan engagement and community through social, events, games, consumer products, content distribution, content creation, and manga publishing.

Fans have access to one of the largest collections of licensed anime through Crunchyroll, Anime Digital Network (in partnership with Citel, a subsidiary of Média-Participations), and Anime on Demand video streaming services, translated in multiple languages for viewers worldwide. Viewers can also access simulcasts – top series available immediately after Japanese broadcast. Crunchyroll’s services also extend to licensing of theatrical, TV, home video, consumer product, and video game rights.

Fans engage further with events (including owned events Crunchyroll Expo, Anime Awards, Crunchyroll Movie Nights, KAZÉ Anime Nights), consumer products through eCommerce and retail partners (Crunchyroll, KAZÉ, AV Visionen), Crunchyroll Games, KAZÉ Games, and manga (KAZÉ Manga, Crunchyroll Manga app, Crunchyroll Manga Store).

Crunchyroll was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo, Paris, Lausanne, Chisinau, and Berlin (AV Visionen). VRV (U.S.) and Eye See Movies (Germany) are also Crunchyroll brands.



Adult Swim Greenlights Third Season of Beloved Animated Series “Tuca & Bertie”





Adult Swim Greenlights Third Season of Beloved Animated Series “Tuca & Bertie” Starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong
Filled with relatable scenarios and never-ending chaos, the final two episodes of season two are set to premiere Sunday, August 8 and Sunday, August 15.
[via press release from Adult Swim]
Adult Swim Greenlights Third Season of Beloved Animated Series “Tuca & Bertie” Starring Tiffany Haddish and Ali Wong

Catch the Final Episodes of Season Two on Sunday, August 8 and Sunday, August 15

Everyone’s favorite BFFs are set to soar even higher as Adult Swim, the leader in adult animation and #1 destination for young adults, greenlights a third season of the animated comedy Tuca & Bertie. Adult Swim has also secured the international rights for seasons two and three, now making the show available globally via the brand. Filled with relatable scenarios and never-ending chaos, the final two episodes of Tuca & Bertie season two are set to premiere Sunday, August 8 and Sunday, August 15 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT.

This season on Adult Swim, Tuca & Bertie has increased the number of teen viewers (ages 12-17) and young females (ages 18-24) coming to the network – up +65% and +38%, respectively. Tuca & Bertie has consistently ranked #1 during its Sunday 11:30p-12a timeslot versus basic cable among Teens, Adults 18-24/34 and Men 18-24/34/49 (excluding sports).

Tuca (Haddish) and Bertie (Wong) are best friends, and they’re both full of ghosts! Bertie is busy excavating her inner ghouls with the help of a therapist, while Tuca prefers to stuff hers behind the toilet. She’ll deal with them later, right now she’s just too busy trying not to be single anymore! Meanwhile, Speckle (Steven Yeun) is building a new house but soon finds he’s driven to the brink of insanity…good thing he’s just a cartoon.

Tuca & Bertie is created and executive produced by Lisa Hanawalt, with Raphael Bob-Waksberg, Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, Haddish, and Wong also serving as executive producers, The series is produced by Michael Eisner’s The Tornante Company with the animation being done at Shadowmachine.

Tornante Television is a leading independent studio wholly-owned by Michael Eisner’s Tornante Company. Tornante Television develops, produces and finances animated and live action comedy and drama series for both domestic and international distribution. In addition to Tuca & Bertie, the company produces the acclaimed series BoJack Horseman for Netflix and Undone for Amazon Studios. Tornante Television also produced NOS4A2 on AMC.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is WarnerMedia’s #1 brand for young adults offering original and acquired animated and live-action series. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT) on its linear channel, and also available through HBO Max, Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49, and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes, reaching over 40 million viewers via HBO Max.

Warner Bros. Global Kids, Young Adults and Classics (GKYAC) brings together Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Turner Classic Movies (TCM), as well as Cartoon Network Studios and Warner Bros. Animation. Among the iconic franchises, series and characters under the GKYAC banner are Looney Tunes, DC’s animated Super Heroes, Rick and Morty, Craig of the Creek, the classic Hanna-Barbera library, Tom and Jerry, Scooby-Doo, Warner Bros.’ unrivalled film library, and many more.

GKYAC’s mission is to be the premiere global provider of kids, family, young adults, and classics content and brands. The group’s programming supplies unique and compelling content for HBO MAX, WarnerMedia’s direct-to-consumer platform. Uniting these award-winning networks and innovative brands helps maximize opportunities and growth potential, both as standalone businesses and as content generators, to drive and support its franchises, cross-studio initiatives as well as ratings.

Warner Bros. GKYAC’s content is currently distributed in 192 countries around the world and the division’s networks are in 500 million homes, delivered through more than 65 channels in 31 languages.