BoJack Horseman creator Raphael Bob-Waksberg has been given the green-light by Amazon to produce a new, half-hour adults’ cartoon.
Titled Undone, the series follows the exploits of Alma – voiced by Maze Runner‘s Rosa Salazar – as she discovers she has a new relationship with time following a car accident. Alma then uses these newfound powers to discover the truth about her father’s death. Angelique Cabral has also been cast, as the voice of Alma’s younger sister.
The series was co-created by Bob-Waksberg and BoJack Horseman writer-producer Kate Purdy. “We are grateful to Amazon Studios for the opportunity to tell Alma’s story and follow her as she seeks to find a deeper meaning to her existence,” said Purdy.
Added Bob-Waksber: “Hisko’s beautiful artwork and masterful use of light and colour will create a look never seen before on a television show that will make audiences lose their minds.”
Undone is expected to air in 2019.
BoJack Horseman stars Arrested Development‘s Will Arnett as the eponymous lead, with Amy Sedaris, Alison Brie, Paul F Tompkins and Breaking Bad‘s Aaron Paul in supporting roles.
Speaking to NME last year, Arnett said of the show’s focus on mental health issues: “Fame and Hollywood are just an efficient vessel in which to deliver this message on depression, because that’s an exaggerated lifestyle – a heightened reality – and you can really put a fine point on it. A lot of people that end up going into this business are very broken and looking for validation; it’s funny that they’re ultimately searching for it from millions of people they don’t know.”
He added: “Life happens in these frantic, whirlwind-y episodes – a lot of things happen at once and then you’re left in the wake of all that. You’re just trying to make sense of what just happened. That happens a lot in BoJack, and that happens to me. I find myself very affected by it.”