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9/22/17 (Fr.)3:01 AMNETFLIX(#101-106) Complete First Season






NEO YOKIO (NETFLIX)
BROADCAST HISTORY:
9/22/17 - ???
STATUS:
on hiatus or fate to be determined
TIME SLOT:
completed airing its current season
CURRENT SEASON:
1 (6 episodes)
ADDITIONAL NOTES:
completed airing its first season on 9/22/17; has yet to be renewed for a second season
DESCRIPTION:
(from Netflix's press release, September 2017) From creator, writer and executive producer Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend), writer/executive producer Nick Weidenfeld and his Friends Night banner, Neo Yokio is a new animated series starring the voice talents of Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Jude Law, Tavi Gevinson, Jason Schwartzman, and Desus & Mero, along with Richard Ayoade, Ike Barinholtz, Steve Buscemi, Alexa Chung, Stephen Fry, Katy Mixon, Annet Mahendru, Kiernan Shipka, Willow Smith and Amandla Stenberg. A collaboration with Japanese anime studios Production IG and Studio Deen, along with MOI, the Seoul-based animation studio, the series is a postmodern collage of homages to classic anime, English literature and modern New York fashion and culture. Storyboard artists for the series include Kazuhiro Furuhashi (Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn, Hunter x Hunter, Rurouni Kenshin) and Junji Nishimura (Ranma 1/2, Urusei Yatsura, Pro Golfer Saru). Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It's the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance. All of this is cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of "magistocrats" - pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) - Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and - of course - mending his broken heart. Always by Kaz's side are his faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice) as he navigates the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and tries to stay one step ahead of his arch-rival, Neo Yokio's number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.) Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.
PRINCIPAL CAST INFORMATION:
· Alexa Chung
· Amandla Stenberg
· Annet Mahendru
· Desus & Mero as Lexy and Gottlieb
· Ike Barinholtz
· Jaden Smith as Kaz Kaan
· Jason Schwartzman as Arcangelo Corelli
· Jude Law as Charles
· Katy Mixon
· Kiernan Shipka
· Richard Ayoade
· Stephen Fry
· Steve Buscemi
· Susan Sarandon as Aunt Agatha
· Tavi Gevinson as Helena St. Tessero
· Willow Smith
CREW INFORMATION:
· Ezra Koenig as CRTR/EP
· Nick Weidenfeld as CRTR/EP
GENRE(S):
· comedy (all)
· comedy (animated)
STUDIO INFORMATION:
· Friends Night
· MOI
· Production IG
· Studio Deen