Viral coming series ‘Strange Planet’, from the mind of Nathan Pyle, is being adapted as an animated series for Apple TV+. ‘Rick and Morty’ creator Dan Harmon will work alongside Pyle and serve as executive producer, as reported by Deadline.
Pyle’s ‘Strange Planet’ comic series has built quite a bit of notoriety for its style, simplicity, and commentary on the day-to-day happenings of human existence. Typically, ‘Strange Planet’ features a four-panel setup where blue beings with big, bright eyes go through the motions. While sharing many lifestyle qualities as us on earth, these beings describe them in unique ways. Rather than refer to someone by name, they refer to it as a “syllable sequence”. It’s created a charming appeal to the comics.
Pyle has released his work via his Instagram as well a released two books. ‘Strange Planet’ first began in 2019 and since that time, Pyle has a massive following, reaching over six million on Instagram.
The report states that Apple has handed Pyle and Harmon a straight-to-series order. This will be the second animated series to hit the streaming service following ‘Central Park’. Along with Harmon, Pyle’s animated series will see Amalia Levari step in as showrunner. Levari has worked on past projects such as the ‘Costume Quest’ adaptation as well as ‘Joe Pera Talks with You’.
Apple will be producing the animated series alongside ShadowMachine, the same animated production studio as Netflix’s ‘Bojack Horseman’. Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico will serve as executive produce under ShadowMachine. Steve Levy and Taylor Alexy Pyle will also be credited as executive producers.