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Amazon Greenlights Animated Comedy-Drama 'Undone'

Amazon's Prime streaming video service has already found some success with original animation. Series such as Tumble Leaf and Danger & Eggs have found favour with both audiences and critics alike. However, despite ordering a number of pilots, they have yet to launch an animated series aimed at adult audiences- and that's about to change.

Undone is set to be Amazon's first half-hour animated series. The company has recently begun to change the way it handles its video offerings, moving away from the model of publically released pilots. As a result, the show has been handed a full season, due to arrive in 2019.

The series is created by BoJack Horseman alumni Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy. Interestingly, rather than a straight comedy, it's being pitched as a comedy-drama. However, this may not be too big a surprise to BoJack fans, as that series also frequently walks the line between comedy and something much more series. Seeing a major media company committed to an animated show that isn't just a comedy like this is a pretty big deal.

The plot will focus on Alma, who survives a near-fatal car crash, only to find she "has a new relationship with time". She uses her new ability to try and unravel the truth behind her father's death. Rosa Salazar has signed on to voice the lead role.

The series is set to be visually unique too, with Dutch animator Hisko Husling (director of the acclaimed short Junkyard) and his studio responsible for the show's look. "Hisko’s beautiful artwork and masterful use of light and colour will create a look never seen before on a television show that will make audiences lose their minds" said Bob-Waksberg.

The news comes hot on the heels of the announcement of Tuca And Bertie, another show from people behind BoJack that is headed to Netflix.

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