Imagine a similar world where there are beings who look very much like aliens but have to deal with the same crap we do. It sounds really interesting and weird, right? That’s exactly what happens in Strange Planet. Nathan W. Pyle’s bestselling graphic novel follows a few otherworldly beings who are trying to get through the day. This absurd universe is coming to life in an Apple TV+ animated series, also titled Strange Planet, and we get a taste of it in a wacky trailer.
Here’s a brief synopsis to further bring this Strange Planet trailer into focus:
Strange Planet is a hilarious and perceptive look at a distant world not unlike our own. Set in a whimsical world of cotton candy pinks and purples, relatable blue beings explore the absurdity of everyday human traditions.
Strange Planet will drop the first three of its ten episodes on August 9. After that, there will be weekly drops for the remainder of its season, with a finale on September 27. Honestly, I feel bad for the little alienlike beings in this world. Imagine being very blue and cool-looking and still having to do regular things on a daily basis. I’d rather be exploring the universe, maybe conquering a planet or five, and experimenting in a sick science lab.
Perhaps I could float in space and eat preposterous foods on a chill day. Instead, Strange Planet‘s creatures have to exercise and drink beverages to stay alert. Hate that for them. It is a fun way to look at our world through unique eyes, so I will allow it. Just like we find bits of joy and humor in our lives, these blue characters also find ways to enjoy their planet.
Naturally, Pyle is an executive producer for this project. Strange Planet‘s cast includes Tunde Adebimpe, Demi Adejuyigbe, Lori Tan Chinn, Danny Pudi, and Hannah Einbinder.