The following video was posted online (via Caroline Espi on Twitter) that introduces the show.
Crunchyroll announced further details on the project on Friday. The official plot synopsis:@NY_Comic_Con @Crunchyroll Panel was really nice. Children of Ether looks so promising, I'm excited 😊 pic.twitter.com/Zklu7JPIDT— Caroline Espi @ NYCC (@caro_byte) October 6, 2016
Children of Ether follows Rhonda, a woman with a dark past and a mysterious power, as she is pursued by an unknown assailant after the death of her father. Aided only by her wits and a pair of orphans, Rhonda journeys through a decaying, dystopian metropolis populated by raiders, gangs, and the supernatural. As she struggles to survive in this harsh urban tangle, she meets both friends and enemies, and searches for answers about this power, "The Ether", awakening within her.
Thomas is working with character designer Hiroshi Shimizu- designer and chief animator on Michiko & Hatchin, and writer Nicholas Thurkettle on the project, which will stream on Crunchyroll.
Animation will be handled by French/Japanese studio Yapiko (who previously worked on Urbanance). Thomas will direct, and the music will be written and performed by British musician Mr Hudson. American comic book artist Ronald Wimberly contributed early concept art to the project.