Apple has given out a straight-to-series order for an animated adaptation of “Strange Planet.”
The show hails from creators Dan Harmon and Nathan Pyle, with Pyle having created the webcomic and graphic novels of the same name. Amalia Levari will serve as showrunner.
The “Strange Planet” series is said to tell profound and heartfelt stories about beings on a distant planet not unlike our own. Harmon, Pyle, and Levari are all executive producers on the project. Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico executive produce for ShadowMachine. Steve Levy and Taylor Alexy Pyle also serve as executive producers. Mike Roberts directed the pilot and will serve as supervising director. Apple Studios will produce along with animation studio ShadowMachine.
Harmon is known for co-creating the hit Adult Swim series “Rick and Morty,” which recently premiered its fifth season. The show has proven to be a breakout hit, winning the Emmy for best animated program in 2018 and 2020. Harmon previously created and executive produced the hit NBC comedy “Community,” which ran for six seasons and earned multiple Emmy nominations. He also executive produced the animated feature “Anomalisa” in 2015. He is currently working on the animated comedy “Krapopolis” at Fox.
Harmon is repped by CAA and Metro Public Relations. Nathan Pyle and Taylor Alexy Pyle are repped by CAA, The Gernert Company, and Weintraub. Levari is repped by Morris Yorn and Kaplan Perrone.
“Strange Planet” would be just the second adult animated series to debut on Apple. The streamer also currently has the musical comedy series “Central Park,” the second season of which is scheduled to debut on June 25.