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Max Brallier’s The Last Kids on Earth book series was picked up by Netflix as a new animated kids series a little over a year ago. Today, we’ve got fresh details on The Last Kids on Earth voice cast, and there are some pretty big names attached to the project.
Deadline got the scoop on the names attached to The Last Kids on Earth voice cast. The group is headlined by the impressive trio of Mark Hamill, Rosario Dawson and Catherine O’Hara. And they’re joined by fellow announced cast members Keith David, Bruce Campbell, Garland Whitt, Montse Hernandez, and Charles Demers. Nick Wolfhard, brother of Stranger Things’ Finn Wolfhard, will play the lead character in Jack Sullivan.
Netflix’s The Last Kids on Earth animated series centers on “13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy, and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse. It’s a hilarious series filled with wisecracking kids, crazy gadgets, a lifetime supply of zombies and giant-sized monsters.”
Brallier acts as showrunner for the series, and is on board to executive produce and co-write alongside Scott Peterson who has earned Emmy nods for his efforts on Phineas and Ferb.
Penguin Random House is the publishing company of the four books that Brallier has already released in The Last Kids on Earth series. A fifth title has recently been announced, The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade. It’s entirely possible that Netflix and Penguin Random House may look to coordinate on a release date for both the new book and the upcoming animated series. With both being slated for later this year, we’ll find out if that ends up being the case at some point in the near future.