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Apple TV+ Drops Trailer for ‘El Deafo’

The streamer kicks off the new year with a heartwarming 3-part animated series about a young girl who finds her inner superhero as she copes with losing her hearing; all episodes premiere January 7.

Apple TV+ has shared a trailer for a unique new animated series, El Deafo, coming to the streamer on January 7, 2022. Warm and poignant, something the family can enjoy together, the 3-part 2D animated show is based on the No. 1 New York Times bestseller and Newbery Honor-winning graphic memoir of the same name.

El Deafo follows perceptive young Cece (voiced by Lexi Finigan) as she loses her hearing and finds her inner superhero. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Having to do both while wearing a bulky hearing aid on your chest? That takes superpowers! With a little help from her superhero alter ego El Deafo, Cece learns to embrace what makes her extraordinary.

The series features the voice talents of newcomer Finigan; Pamela Adlon (Better Things, Bob's Burgers); Jane Lynch (Glee, Harriet the Spy); and Chuck Nice (Star Talk); the trailer features an original song by indie artist Waxahatchee, entitled “Tomorrow.” Take a moment to enjoy!

The Apple Original series is executive produced and written by Will McRobb (The Adventures of Pete & Pete, Harriet the Spy). Author Cece Bell executive produces and narrates the series. El Deafo is co-executive produced by Claire Finn for Lighthouse Studios and directed by Gilly Fogg (Bob the Builder), with Mike Andrews as composer and featuring original music by Katie Crutchfield of Waxahatchee.

Waxahatcheeʼs El Deafo soundtrack will be released on Friday, January 7 alongside the series. The single “Tomorrow” is currently available as a streaming download.

Source: Apple TV+

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is assistant news editor at Animation World Network.