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tudio Wildcard has partnered with director Jay Oliva (“Batman: The Dark Knight Returns,” “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox”) to executive produce and co-showrun an original animated television series based on the video game “ARK: Survival Evolved.” The series chronicles the story of 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.
Created and executive produced by the game’s creators Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, “ARK: The Animated Series” is composed of fourteen 30-minute episodes and has two seasons currently in production in anticipation of a 2022 launch. Lead writers Marguerite Bennett and Kendall Deacon Davis have written the scripts for “ARK: The Animated Series,” which features the voices of 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”).
Studio Wildcard also announced today that Vin Diesel has joined the company as President of Creative Convergence and will act as executive producer of both “ARK II” and “ARK: The Animated Series.” Diesel will also lend his voice talents as Santiago, a fully rendered hero protagonist, who will cross over from the newly announced video game sequel to the animated television series.