Netflix Orders Animated Series 'The Last Kids on Earth'

Scott Peterson will serve as showrunner for the adventure comedy based on Max Brallier's book series.
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Netflix has nabbed the animated adventure comedy The Last Kids on Earth, based on Max Brallier’s best-selling book series The Last Kids on Earth and the Cosmic Beyond.

The cartoon series is being produced by the Vancouver-based animation studio Atomic Cartoons, with Emmy-nominated writer Scott Peterson (Phineas and Ferb) on board as showrunner. Netflix is set to stream Last Kids on Earth worldwide, starting in 2019.

Atomic Cartoons also produced for Netflix the original series Beat Bugs, which features reimagined songs from the Beatles catalog sung by recording artists like Sia, Eddie Vedder and Pink.

Last Kids on Earth follows 13-year-old Jack Sullivan and a band of suburban middle schoolers who live in a decked-out tree house, play video games, gorge themselves on candy and battle zombies in the aftermath of the monster apocalypse.

Brallier is executive producing and writing the series, with Jennifer McCarron and Matthew Berkowitz exec producing for Atomic.

"I’m absolutely thrilled to be teaming with Atomic Cartoons. It is a delight to bring The Last Kids on Earth to life as an animated series. We are all fortunate to have such an incredible partner in Netflix,” Brallier said Wednesday in a statement.

Atomic Cartoons is a division of Thunderbird Entertainment, whose recent projects include co-producing Blade Runner 2049 and the Canadian TV comedy Kim’s Convenience. Max Brallier is represented by UTA and Writer's House.