A new trailer has dropped for the first season of ARK: The Animated Series, the adaptation of surprise hit video game Ark: Survival Evolved.
The animated series chronicles a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes on the ARK after tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords — all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world.
Watch all the pulse-pounding dinosaur action below:
As “president of creative convergence” for Studio Wildcard, Vin Diesel is set to produce and star in the series as the character Santiago. The original game is set in a prehistoric world, where the player is tasked with building shelters, all while surrounded by the on-going threat of vicious dinosaurs. The series is currently greenlit for two seasons and boasts 14 30-minute episodes.
Marguerite Bennett and Kendall Deacon Davis serve as lead writers, with animation directed by famed Jay Oliva (Thor: Ragnarok, Big Hero 6: The Series, Scoob!). The show boasts an all-star voice cast including Gerard Butler (300); Michelle Yeoh (Crazy Rich Asians); Devery Jacobs (American Gods); Madeleine Madden (The Wheel of Time); Deborah Mailman (Total Control); Zahn McClarnon (Doctor Sleep); Malcolm McDowell (A Clockwork Orange); Elliot Page (The Umbrella Academy); Ragga Ragnars (Vikings); David Tennant (Good Omens); Karl Urban (The Boys); Jeffrey Wright (Westworld); and Russell Crowe (Gladiator).
We really hope Diesel, Butler, and Urban strap some velociraptors together and ride them into battle against a T-Rex. What could possibly be better?
ARK: The Animated Series will release on a to-be-announced platform sometime this year. Join us then for an ageless adventure beyond life & death itself!