The arrival of Kid Cudi’s Kenya Barris-helmed Netflix series is finally within reach.
On Wednesday (June 8), the Cleveland-bred MC shared the video trailer and several images of his upcoming animated series, Entergalactic, which was originally announced in 2019. In a lengthy Twitter post, he explained his intentions for the reception of the show and described it as his “greatest achievement.”
“ENTERGALACTIC TEASER,” Cudi began. “World…I have been waiting 3 long years for you all to see what I’ve been working on all this time. My greatest achievement. This project will move you, it will take your heart places and make you fall in love again.”
— The Chosen One : I ? YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) June 8, 2022
Kid Cudi also revealed the star-studded voice cast for the show, which along with himself includes Ty Dolla $ign, 070 Shake, Teyana Taylor, Jaden Smith, Timothée Chalamet and more.
“The wonderful cast includes: Myself as Jabari, Jessica Williams as Meadow, Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy, Ty Dolla $ign as Ky, Laura Harrier as Carmen, Vanessa Hudgens as Karina, Christopher Abbott as Reed, 070 Shake as Nadia, Jaden Smith as Jordan, Keith David as Mr. Rager, Maisha Mescudi as Ellie, Teyana Taylor as Boxing Coach, Arturo Castro as Len, Macaulay Culkin as Downtown Pat,” he wrote.
Along with Kenya Barris, the creator of ABC’s fan-favorite show Black-ish, Cudder extended his gratitude to several of his high-level collaborators, such as Fletch Moules, who was the art director for the blockbuster animated film Lego Star Wars: The Padawan Menace.
“I am so proud of every single person involved who helped bring my vision to life,” he said. “From the animators but more specifically Fletch Moules, to the voice actors, my BEAUTIFUL team at Netflix: The mega awesome cool guy Mike Moon and the ever so lovely and sweet Elizabeth Porter, everyone showed up with their A game and delivered. I LOVE YOU ALL!!”
— The Chosen One : I ? YOU FRESHIE 4EVER (@KidCudi) June 9, 2022
While the release date for Entergalactic has yet to be announced, the tail end of the teaser trailer indicates it will debut sometime this fall. The series will be accompanied by a new album of the same name from Kid Cudi, with the first single “Do What I Want” dropping Friday (June 10).
The Man On The Moon III lyricist also helped oversee the global launch of Encore, the live music streaming app he co-founded with Ian Edelman, with whom he worked on HBO’s How To Make It In America and who is also serving as an executive producer and writer for Entergalactic.