‘Carol & The End of The World’ Netflix Animated Series Cast, Trailer and Release Date

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​Carol & The End of The World. (L to R) ​Michael Chernus as Eric and Martha Kelly as Carol in Carol & The End of The World. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

Netflix is rounding out its 2023 TV animated slate with a brand new series from one of the creators of Community, Dan Guterman. Carol & The End of The World debuts on Netflix globally on December 15th, 2023. 

Note: This preview was first published on November 22nd, 2023 and has been updated to include additional information including the trailer and guest stars.

Per Netflix, here’s what you can expect from the new series:

“With a mysterious planet hurtling towards Earth, extinction is imminent for the people of the world. While most feel liberated to pursue their wildest dreams, one quiet and always uncomfortable woman stands alone — lost among the hedonistic masses.”

A trailer for the series was first released on December 4th:


What studio is working on Carol & The End of The World?

Canadian-based Bardel Entertainment is behind the show and has assisted or helmed several animated movies and series. For Netflix, they’re continuing to work on The Dragon Prince alongside Wonderstorm and MWM Studios. They’ve also provided animation for a number of DreamWorks titles currently on Netflix, including Dinotrux, The Adventures of Puss in Boots, and All Heil King Julien.

Elsewhere, the studio is behind some of the animation on Rick and Morty and Solar Opposites. For Disney, they’ve produced Diary of a Wimpy Kid and The Ice Age Adventures of Buck Wild.

Dan Guterman, best known for working on The Colbert Report, Rick and Morty and Community said the following about the series:

“Carol & The End Of The World is a love letter to routine. A show about the comforts of monotony. An animated and existential comedy about the daily rituals that make up the gaps that make up a life.”

Donick Cary and Kevin Arrieta serve as executive producers.

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Who in in the voice cast for Carol & The End of The World?

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  • Martha Kelly (Euphoria) as Carol
  • Beth Grant (The Mindy Project)
  • Lawrence Pressman (Modern Family)
  • Kimberly Hébert Gregory (Five Feet Apart )
  • Mel Rodriguez (Onward)
  • Bridget Everett (Somebody Somewhere)
  • Michael Chernus (Severance, Spider-Man: Homecoming)
  • Delbert Hunt (Super Giant Robot Brothers)

As per a report from Variety, numerous guest stars will feature throughout the season, including:

  • Stephen Colbert
  • Alison Brie
  • LeVar Burton
  • Barkhad Abdi
  • Danny Pudi
  • Gillian Jacobs
  • Kurtwood Smith
  • Laurie Metcalf
  • Tim Heidecker

Will there be a season 2 of Carol & The End of The World?

No.

Netflix has already decided that Carol & The End of The World will be a single-season series, with the show now labeled Limited Series within the app. Season 1 will consist of 10 episodes with a runtime of 30 minutes each.

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It’s worth noting that Netflix isn’t heavily pushing this series, and given the recent upsets in Netflix’s animated series lineup with cancelations of the likes of Farzar and Captain Fall, that’s somewhat to be expected. In both movies and series, Netflix Animation has had a major overhaul as of late, and this series looks to have been made under older management.

Finally, to end on a more positive note, here are some more first looks at Carol & The End of The World coming to Netflix in December:

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​Carol & The End of The World. (L to R) ​Martha Kelly as Carol and Bridget Everett as Elena in Carol & The End of The World. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

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​Carol & The End of The World. (L to R) ​Beth Grant as Pauline, Delbert Hunt as Michael, Martha Kelly as Carol, and Lawrence Pressman as Bernard in Carol & The End of The World. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

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​Carol & The End of The World. (L to R) ​Kimberly Hébert Gregory as Donna, Mel Rodriguez as Luis, and Martha Kelly as Carol in Carol & The End of The World. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

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​Carol & The End of The World. Martha Kelly as Carol in Carol & The End of The World. Cr. NETFLIX © 2023

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