DreamWorks Animation and Netflix’s whimsical, post-apocalyptic original series returns June 12, 2020 with 10 new half-hour episodes.
With the Season 2 debut of Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts a mere two weeks away, DreamWorks Animation just released an exciting new trailer. The whimsical, post-apocalyptic series returns to Netflix June 12; the first 10 episodes premiered this past January 14, with 10 more half-hour animated adventures coming in the new season.
The new trailer provides a glimpse into the high-stakes adventure and thrills that await in the new season as Kipo (Karen Fukuhara) embarks on a mission to find Scarlemagne and free her people from his mind control.
The show chronicles the life of a young girl, Kipo, who after spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, is thrust into an adventure on the surface of a fantastical post-apocalyptic Earth. She joins a ragtag group of survivors as they embark on a journey through a vibrant wonderland where everything trying to kill them is downright adorable.
Following the season one finale, all is not well on the surface. With the burrow people under Scarlemagne’s mind control and her father his prisoner, Kipo must quickly learn to master her newly discovered mute abilities in order to save them. As she and her friends split up on a dangerous rescue mission, Kipo’s journey of self-discovery unearths mysteries of the past that change everything she thought she knew.
The show is created, and executive produced by Radford Sechrist (How to Train Your Dragon 2) and executive produced and developed for television by Bill Wolkoff (The Man Who Fell To Earth).
Read AWN’s interview with executive producers Radford Sechrist and Bill Wolkoff:
‘Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts’ Shows the Bright Side of a Post-Apocalyptic World
The cast features Karen Fukuhara (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power) as the enthusiastic and curious Kipo; Sydney Mikayla General Hospital) as Wolf, a weapon-wielding survivor who knows the ins and outs of the surface; Coy Stewart The Blacklist) as the happy-go-lucky Benson; Deon Cole (black-ish) as Dave, a talking insect who has the jarring ability to suddenly age a full life cycle without warning; and Dee Bradley Baker (Star Wars: The Clone Wars) as the adorable mutant pig Mandu. Sterling K. Brown (Frozen 2) returns as Kipo’s father Lio Oak; Dan Stevens (Legion) as the power-hungry Scarlemagne; Jake Green (The Boss Baby: Back in Business) as mod frog Jamack; and Lea DeLaria (Orange is the New Black) as Timbercat Molly Yarnchopper. Amy Landecker (Transparent) joins as the mysterious Dr. Emilia.
Source: DreamWorks Animation
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.