Today, during the Netflix Animation Showcase at the Annecy International Film Festival, the streaming service announced a September 30 premiere date for Entergalactic.
Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi and Kenya Barris join forces to present Entergalactic, an original, animated story about a young artist named Jabari — voiced by Mescudi — as he attempts to balance love and success.
Finding the latter brings Jabari a step closer to the former when moving into his dream apartment introduces him to his new neighbor, photographer it-girl Meadow – voiced by Jessica Williams.
An explosion of art, music, and fashion, Entergalactic takes place in the only city that can handle all three: New York. Alongside Mescudi and Williams, Entergalactic boasts an all-star cast including Timothée Chalamet, Ty Dolla $ign, Laura Harrier, Vanessa Hudgens, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Jaden Smith, Keith David, Teyana Taylor, Arturo Castro, and Macaulay Culkin.
The show is written by Ian Edelman & Maurice Williams and directed by Fletcher Moules. It’s executive produced by Kenya Barris (Khalabo Ink Society), Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi, Karina Manashil and Dennis Cummings (Mad Solar Productions), Fletcher Moules, Ian Edelman (Edelgang), and Maurice Williams.
The animation studio is DNEG. Here is the previously announced cast list with their character descriptions:
Scott “Kid Cudi” Mescudi as Jabari: A charming, creative visionary with a splash of goofball, Jabari is effortlessly cool. Dressed head-to-toe in the holiest of streetwear grails, Jabari is just one of those kids you can’t help but love. At a first-time crossroads of career success and the perfect apartment, he is about to find the final piece of adulthood: true love.
Jessica Williams as Meadow: An on-the-rise photographer who is Jabari’s new neighbor, Meadow is not only the coolest girl at the party, she’s the realest.
Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy: Jimmy is Jabari’s best friend and… weed dealer, though with the new drug laws, he’s now focusing on crypto and new inventions. An oxymoronic, laid-back conspiracy theorist, Jimmy is never without a blunt and a book.
Ty Dolla $ign as Ky: Jabari’s irreverent and at times, inappropriate road dog. Ky is always there for Jabari, even though his support can sometimes come in interesting packages.
Laura Harrier as Carmen: Jabari’s recent ex-girlfriend. Stylish and confident, Carmen is the girl you’re supposed to marry.
Vanessa Hudgens as Karina: Meadow’s best friend who is trustworthy, grounded, and adorably pregnant.
Christopher Abbott as Reed: A well-dressed shark with a heart and art dealer representing Meadow’s photography. Reed has the kind of chin that is sharp enough to cut glass but not strong enough to take a punch.
070 Shake as Nadia: Meadow’s associate from the art scene. Born and raised in New York City, Nadia is an in-your-face sculptor whose voice could only be drowned out by the brashness of her own work.
Jaden Smith as Jordan: An adolescent BMX superstar, Jordan’s talent earns a pass to kick it with Jabari and Jimmy. Jordan sees the dating landscape in New York City just a bit differently than Jabari.
Keith David (From Scratch, 21 Bridges) as Mr. Rager: Jabari’s superhero creation.
Teyana Taylor as Boxing Coach: Meadow and Karina’s hard-nosed boxing instructor at Rumble NYC.
Arturo Castro as Len: An upwardly mobile professional, Len is Jabrari’s co-worker at Cosmic Comics. He wears hard-bottom shoes and a newsboy cap. He’s super smart AND super annoying.
Macaulay Culkin as Downtown Pat: Downtown legend and life-long, city-wide delinquent. Despite his gritty exterior, Pat has a very romantic heart and wise words to give.
Jenna Busch has written and spoken about movies, TV, video games, and comics all over the Internet for over 15 years, co-hosted a series with Stan Lee, appeared on multiple episodes of “Tabletop,” written comic books, and is a contributing author for the 13 books in the “PsychGeeks” series including “Star Wars Psychology.” She founded the site Legion of Leia and hosted the “Legion” podcast.