Army of the Dead is one of Netflix’s biggest releases in 2021, and with it, a brand new cinematic universe has been born. Helmed by Zack Snyder, fans of the movie can look forward to watching the animated prequel series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, which was expected to be coming to Netflix in 2022.
Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas is an upcoming Netflix Original action-horror anime series, developed by Jay Olivia and set in the Zack Snyder Army of the Dead cinematic universe. We saw the release of Army of Thieves in late 2021 and at least two projects, including Lost Vegas, are in the works.
This anime series serves as a prequel to the feature-length action-horror movie Army of the Dead.
It’s worth noting this is just one project coming as part of Zack Snyder’s huge output deal for Netflix where he’s currently involved with 5 announced projects exclusively for the streamer.
Zack Snyder is a part of the project as both an executive producer and director. It has also been confirmed that Snyder will be directing only two episodes, while at least two further episodes will be directed by the showrunner, Jay Olivia. Olivia also serves as executive producer, creator and director on the project. You can see an early look at his work from his 2015 showreel.
Our first and to date only first look at the upcoming series came as part of a Twitch stream where Zack Snyder shared a photo on his phone:
What is the plot of Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas?
Before Las Vegas fell completely to the undead, Scott Ward and his rescue team of mercenaries were sent into the hordes of the Sunset Strip as they attempt to rescue the civilians struggling to survive.
What animation studio is behind Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas?
Meduzarts Animation Studio is being headed up the project and is based out of Montreal in Canada. They’ve worked mostly on video game projects up until now including Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, DC’s Injustice, and Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege.
As per their LinkedIn, the series will be rendered in the Unreal engine and is the “entertainment group’s third series produced in real-time” in said engine.
Among the animators we’ve found to be working on the project include Paul Griffin who served as animation supervisor, Eugene Vasylenko as an animator, Kalvin Lee, Collin Grant, and Anthony Winn as a storyboard artist,
We’ve embedded a showreel of some of that studio’s previous works below:
Who are the cast members of Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas?
So far, the cast members that have been announced have us excited for the upcoming anime prequel.
Providing their voices for series are the likes of Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike), Christian Slater (Mr. Robot), Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical), and Yetide Badaki (American Gods).
Further cast members have also been announced for the anime series are; beloved voice actor Nolan North (Uncharted), Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why), Harry Lennix (The Blacklist), Jena Malone (The Hunger Games), Christina Wren (Man of Steel), and Netflix rising star Anya Chalotra (The Witcher).
Will the cast of the movie be reprising their roles in the anime series?
It has already been confirmed that five cast members, including Dave Bautista will be returning to reprise their roles from the film.
Joining Bautista in reprising their roles are; Ana De La Reguera (Narcos), Tig Notaro (One Mississippi), Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass), and Ella Purnell (Sweetbitter).
Below is the full list of cast members for Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas:
|Kate Ward||Ella Purnell|
|Scott Ward||Dave Bautista|
|Cruz||Ana de la Reguera|
|Marianne Peters||Tig Notaro|
|Queen Meeru||Yetide Badaki|
What is the episode count for Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas?
It has now been confirmed that Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas will have a total of six episodes.
In terms of a release date for Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, we’re still unclear as to when that’ll be. It was originally expected the show would land in 2022 (many pointed to Spring 2022) but that’s not come to light so far.
Harry Lennix suggested in April that it’d be “very soon” but Snyder Netflix Updates on Twitter notably caught an Instagram Story that suggests the show may still have quite some time until release.
Jena Malone hints that’s ArmyOfTheDead: Lost Vegas has been delayed till perhaps 2023.
“This wild series will have to wait til ….” pic.twitter.com/2XcRn0ox5O
— Snyder Netflix Updates ⚒️ rebel moon era (@SnyderNetflix) May 22, 2022
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