Genndy Tartakovsky is truly unstoppable. The Russian-American animator, who has created such beloved, critically acclaimed animated series as Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack and the original Star Wars: Clone Wars (and directed three hit Hotel Transylvania movies) is back at it. It was announced today that he has a new series, Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, that will be headed to Cartoon Network and HBO Max. The official release states that the new show “will follow a team of ancient teen heroes as they work together to protect the world from an unforeseen omen. With themes of the supernatural weaved with adventure, the series captures fun yet mysterious character-based storytelling for kids, teens and parents alike.” Yes.
Further describing the series, the official release states that the show will center around a “team of ancient heroes protecting the world from an ominous force. Throughout history, unicorns have symbolized the virtuous, appearing to ensure that goodness reigns. When the reawakening of our heroes comes too early, they find themselves in the bodies of teenagers. Damaged as a result, their memories of who they are and the history of the unicorn over the centuries have been lost, with some of their magical abilities weakened and fragmented. Not only do they have to protect the world against the prevailing darkness, they have to do it while navigating the unexpected laughs and humor that come with teen angst and emotions.” This sounds incredibly weird and incredibly cool.
Just let Genndy make whatever he wants.
That reminds me, if you haven’t, you really should watch Primal. It’s streaming on HBO Max and is an incredible piece of animation.