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February 28, 2018

Netflix Orders Animated Series ‘The Last Kids on Earth’

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Etan Vlessing/ The Hollywood Reporter 

Scott Peterson will serve as showrunner for the adventure comedy based on Max Brallier’s book series.

Netflix has nabbed the animated adventure comedy The Last Kids on Earth, based on Max Brallier’s bestselling book series The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond.

The serialized cartoon series is being produced by the Vancouver-based animation studio Atomic Cartoons, with Emmy-nominated writer Scott Peterson (Phineas and Ferb) on board as the showrunner. Netflix is set to stream The Last Kids on Earth worldwide, starting in 2019.

Atomic Cartoons also produced for Netflix the original series Beat Bugs, which features reimagined songs from the Beatles catalog sung by recording artists like Sia, Eddie Vedder and Pink. The Last Kids on Earthfollows 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.

Brallier is executive producing and writing the series, with Jennifer McCarron and Matthew Berkowitz executive producing for Atomic Cartoons.

“I’m absolutely thrilled to be teaming with Atomic Cartoons. It is a delight to bring The Last Kids on Earth to life as an animated series. We are all fortunate to have such an incredible partner in Netflix,” Brallier said in a statement.

Atomic Cartoons is a division of Thunderbird Entertainment, whose recent projects include co-producing Blade Runner 2049 and the Canadian TV comedy Kim’s Convenience.