Apple TV+ Strange Planet Series Announces Premiere Date

The highly anticipated Strange Planet animated series, adapted from Nathan Pyle's beloved webcomic depicting the daily lives of otherworldly "beings," now has an official premiere date on Apple TV+.

Apple TV+ has recently unveiled the premiere date for Strange Planet, the eagerly awaited series inspired by the bestselling comic collection bearing the same name.

The creator of this adult animated series, Nathan W. Pyle, took to Twitter to announce that Strange Planet is set to debut on August 9, exclusively on Apple TV+. Viewers can look forward to a 10-episode season, with each episode airing every Wednesday. Alongside Pyle, who assumes the role of an executive producer, Strange Planet is co-created and executive produced by Dan Harmon, renowned as the co-creator of Rick and Morty and the creator of Community. Apple Studios provides the following synopsis for the series: "Drawing inspiration from the New York Times No. 1 bestselling graphic novel and the social media sensation it became, 'Strange Planet' delivers a witty and astute exploration of a far-off realm that mirrors our own in surprising ways. Immerse yourself in a fantastical world painted with shades of cotton candy pink and purple as relatable blue beings navigate the humorous absurdities of our everyday human customs."

Nathan Pyle's Beloved Webcomic Strange Planet

Strange Planet gained popularity through its presence on social media before being adapted into a graphic novel. The talented voice cast assembled to bring the comic strip's gentle humor to television includes notable names such as Tunde Adebimpe, Demi Adejuyigbe, known for their social media presence, Lori Tan Chinn from Orange Is the New Black, Danny Pudi from Community, and Hannah Einbinder. Joining as additional executive producers are Corey Campodonico, known for his work on BoJack Horseman, Amalia Levari, producer of Over the Garden Wall, Academy Award winner Alex Bulkley, Steve Levy from Rick and Morty, and Lauren Pomerantz from Saturday Night Live.

The Apple TV+ series, created by Nathan Pyle, weaves together tales centered around wide-eyed and vibrant blue "beings" originating from a planet bearing remarkable similarities to Earth. These extraterrestrial entities offer witty observations on human-like activities, highlighting the idiosyncrasies of everyday life. Pyle, who has already published two books, actively engages with fans on social media, regularly sharing comic updates. Strange Planet marks the latest project for Dan Harmon, following the launch of Krapopolis, an animated comedy series developed in partnership with Fox.

As an addition to Apple TV+'s expanding lineup of highly anticipated series, Strange Planet joins the ranks of acclaimed shows such as Ted Lasso, The Morning Show, The Afterparty, Five Days at Memorial, The Last Days of Ptolemy Gray, The Mosquito Coast, and the critically acclaimed science fiction dystopian drama series Silo, which recently concluded its first season.

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