Atomic Cartoons is producing author Max Brallier’s New York Times bestselling book series The Last Kids On Earth. The first season premiered on Netflix in 2019. The second season premiered in April 2020. The 66-min launch special received a Daytime Emmy in July 2020, as well as winning four Leo Awards for Best Animated Program, Best Art Direction, Best Direction and Musical Score. In 2021, an interactive special began streaming on Netflix.
After optioning the rights to the project, Atomic signed Brallier to write and executive produce the series alongside Atomic’s Jennifer McCarron and Matthew Berkowitz. Scott Peterson acts as showrunner.
Currently in production for multiple seasons, the series follows Jack Sullivan and a group of zombie-fighting middle schoolers who live in a treehouse filled with video games and candy. Alongside the animated series, the successful series of books continue to be published by Penguin Random House and an extensive line of toys is being released by Jakks Pacific. Outright Games and Stage Clear Studios are also developing a video game based on the series.