Netflix continues to expand their slate of animated shows. The streaming giant has reportedly greenlit a new animated series from Kid Cudi and Black-ish creator Kenya Barris. Per THR, the duo will collaborate on an adult-orientated animated series based on the rapper’s forthcoming album, Entergalactic.
The show is being described as “an adult-focused animated music series” that follows a young man on his discovery to find love. Songs from the album will also be featured, while Cudi will star and co-write the show alongside frequent collaborator Ian Edelman. The show doesn’t currently have a title.
Although predominantly a rapper, Cudi has a number of acting credits on projects like Westworld, Entourage, and How To Make It In America. He’s also got a role in the upcoming Bill & Ted Face The Music, as well as the coming-of-age series Luca Guadagnino (Call Me By Your Name) is developing for HBO.
This project is a part of the $100 million deal Barris signed with Netflix. His Khalabo Ink Society banner will produce the show.
Netflix continues to seek the sort of projects that weren’t common in the pre-streaming days. Things like the interactive Black Mirror film Bandersnatch come to mind. Although this show may not be “the first of its kind” it’s being billed as – there have been plenty of projects revolving around a musician’s work – it’s not something often seen on TV.
We’ll wait for more details regarding the show. Maybe there are some technological advancements or innovations that are set to push the boundaries of animation?