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Adult Swim Drops Genndy Tartakovsky’s ‘Unicorn: Warriors Eternal’ Trailer

The famed, Emmy Award-winning creator’s long-awaited supernatural, 2D animated-action series, about a team of heroes who reawaken to fight an evil force looming in London, is coming to Adult Swim, Toonami, and HBO Max in May!

Adult Swim has just announced the upcoming release of Emmy Award-winning Genndy Tartakovsky’s long-awaited 2D animated series Unicorn: Warriors Eternal. The first two episodes will premiere Thursday, May 4 at midnight on Adult Swim and the next day on HBO Max. After that, episodes debut weekly with encores on Adult Swim and Toonami. The series will roll out globally in LATAM and EMEA on May 5.

The steampunk fantasy tale produced by Cartoon Network Studios is reminiscent of Tartakovsky’s past works and cinematic style. Unicorn: Warriors Eternal is a supernatural animated-action series that follows a team of heroes who reawaken to fight an ominous force throughout eternity. When the heroes awaken in the bodies of new unsuspecting hosts, they must find a way to protect the world against the prevailing darkness.

“This show is truly a wonder,” said Michael Ouweleen, president Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Boomerang and Discovery Kids. “It shows that in the hands of a creative visionary and an insanely talented team, there’s no limit to the kinds of stories animation can tell. By programming this during peak hours and re-airing across multiple dayparts, we are ensuring that all generations of animation fans can see this event-level series.”

“This show was created in my early days at Cartoon Network Studios more than 20 years ago,” added Tartakovsky. “All the projects we worked on were like a training ground getting us ready for this series. It took all of that time to finally be able to tackle a show like Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.”

In the show, an evil force looms across the dark, thick-aired streets of industrial revolution London when a group of heroes, dubbed Unicorn - Melinda, a powerful sorceress, Seng, a cosmic monk, and Edred, a warrior elf - awakened in the bodies of teenagers instead of the adult hosts they’ve embodied in the past. With distorted memories and their magical abilities weakened and fragmented, the trio must work together with help from their steam-powered robot, Copernicus, to unravel the mysteries of their pasts and present that will reveal their path to defeating a timeless threat.

Watch the trailer:

Unicorn: Warriors Eternal is created and directed by Tartakovsky (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack), with character designs from Stephen DeStefano (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal), music by Tyler Bates (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Guardians of the Galaxy, Samurai Jack), and Joanne Higginbottom (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Samurai Jack), and sound effects design by Joel Valentine (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal, Samurai Jack). The voice cast includes Hazel Doupe as Melinda, Tom Milligan as Edred, and Demari Hunte as Seng.

Following the Unicorn: Warriors Eternal program rollout, My Adventures with Superman will also shift its series debut to Adult Swim. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, the DC animated series will debut later this year during Adult Swim’s late-night primetime hours with encores on Toonami and the streamer. Adult Swim is expanding its hours to begin at 7:00 p.m. ET/PT Monday through Saturday starting May 1.

Source: Adult Swim

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.