New galactic adventures hit the cosmos with two animated specials that mark the return of fan favorites to Adult Swim: King Star King!/!/!/ and Ballmastrz: Rubicon. The specials premiere February 13 and 20, respectively, at midnight on Adult Swim and the next day on HBO Max and digital retailers.
Creator JJ Villard returns to his Emmy-winning Adult Swim series for a new installment with King Star King!/!/!/, arriving Monday, February 13. Headlined by Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse), who voices the titular hero, the special also stars Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day), Will Sasso (MADtv), Rachel Butera (We Baby Bears) and Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty).
It’s the return of King Star King… And this time, he’s a fat, bald, middle-aged slob with a family, a mortgage and a job at Amazon. Join King Star King, Hank Waffles, Pooza and Gerbils on a dimension spanning adventure to save King Star King’s family!
“King Star King is back! And this time he’s battling two horrific enemies! An evil and disgusting tech titan! And the even more evil and disgusting Middle-age Malaise!!!” Villard enthused.
King Star King originally debuted as a six-episode digital series in 2014 before airing on Adult Swim. Fans can catch up on all episodes of King Star King now available on AdultSwim.com. KING STAR KING!/!/!/ is produced by Rough Draft Studios, Inc. (Futurama).
A new battle awaits in Ballmastrz: Rubicon, landing Monday, February 20 at midnight! Creator Christy Karacas (Superjail!) returns to the post-apocalyptic world of the Ballmastrz for a high-octane adventure. Joining Karacas is original Ballmastrz: 9009 voice cast Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons) and Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time).
The anime-inspired adventure was animated by STUDIO4℃ in Japan (Mind Game, Tekkonkinkreet, Detroit Metal City) with Takashi Nakamura (Robot Carnival, Akira, Yatterman, Catnapped!) serving as animation director.
“We got the teams back together, but this time it’s more than a game, it’s the ultimate battle for humanity’s survival!” explained Karacas. “I can’t wait for fans to see more of Crayzar, the Leptons and all the teams of the game as they join forces in the epic anime space opera special Ballmastrz: Rubicon!”
Ballmastrz: Rubicon is produced by PFFR (Teenage Euthanasia). All episodes of Ballmastrz: 9009 are now available on the Adult Swim hub on HBO Max.