Great news, for an internetworked world on lockdown, looking for hope.
Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts is returning for a second season.
I wrote in January about this singular cli-fi series, which recombines biodiverse surrealism and mythic heroics and unearths a refreshing reason to persevere during strange days, indeed.
Check out the details below on Kipo’s thankful, inevitable return. And do not miss a single opportunity to queue up Age of Wonderbeasts, as we emerge into a brave new world more weird, and wonderful, than much of what our predecessors dreamt up, in times good and bad.
DreamWorks Kipo and The Age of Wonderbeasts will return to Netflix June 12, for a second season filled with adventures through the whimsical, weird post-apocalyptic world of Las Vistas. To announce the highly-anticipated second season, DreamWorks has released a teaser and poster that can be found below.
After spending her entire life living in an underground burrow, a young girl named Kipo (Karen Fukuhara) 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 series 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).
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.”
All 10 half-hour episodes of the second season of DreamWorks Kipo and the Age of Wonderbeasts premiere on Netflix worldwide on June 12, 2020.