‘The Last Kids on Earth’ Season 1: Netflix Release Date, Plot, Cast & Trailer

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In recent years, Netflix has done an excellent job releasing some phenomenal animated titles such as The Dragon Prince, She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, and Hilda. The next Netflix venture, The Last Kids on Earth, we’re equally excited to see arrive on Netflix this September! We have everything you need to know about The Last Kids on Earth, including the plot, cast, trailer, and Netflix release date.

The Last Kids on Earth is an upcoming Netflix Original animated series based on the children’s illustrated novels of the same name by author Max Brallier. Despite the dystopian and horror setting, the series reflects light-hearted humor over horror. Perfect for the kids and the family to enjoy, we’re expecting The Last Kid’s on Earth to be one of Netflix’s best-animated titles to date.

What is the plot of The Last Kids on Earth?

The orphan, Jack Sullivan, had a pretty boring life before the apocalypse wiped out most of humanity. Now, legions of undead roam the streets, and monsters have free reign on their path to destruction. Jack, taking advantage of the apocalypse, loves his new life. Rounding up his friends, nerdy tech expert best friend Quint, the reformed neighborhood monster-slaying bully Dirk and Jack’s not-so-secret crush, the athlete June Del Toro. Living in their kitted-out treehouse, they enjoy the freedom the end of the world allows by playing video games, eating junk food, and battling zombies and monsters.

How many seasons of The Last Kids on Earth can we expect to see?

By the time the first season launches, there will be five books. Therefore, we can expect to see another four seasons!

The following books in the series are:

All images are courtesy of Viking Books for Readers (USA) and Egmont Books Ltd (UK)

Are we receiving a second season?

We already know that the series has been renewed, and we can confirm that season 2 is scheduled to release in 2020. A third season has also been confirmed.

Who is in the cast of The Last Kids on Earth?

The following cast members have been confirmed to star in The Last Kids on Earth:

Role Cast Member Where Have I Seen/Heard Them Before?
Jack Sullivan Nick Wolfhard The InBetween | Under Wraps | Aftermath
Quint Baker Garland Whitt Save the Last Dance | Training Day | The Hurricane
June Del Toro Montse Hernandez Colony | Ben 10 | Jane the Virgin
Dirk Savage Charles Demers My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic | Dinotrux Supercharged | Beat Bugs
Water Monster Giles Panton The Man in the High Castle | Reign | Nexo Knights
TBA Mark Hamill Stars Wars | Batman: The Animated Series | The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
TBA Keith David The Princess and the Frog | They Live | Armageddon
TBA Rosario Dawson Rent | The Lego Batman Movie | Eagle Eye
TBA Catherine O’Hara Beetlejuice | Home Alone | Best in Show
TBA Bruce Campbell Army of Darkness | The Evil Dead | Ash vs. The Evil Dead

Some of the cast members won’t be starring in the series until the second season, when more characters will arrive.

How many episodes will season 1 air?

According to IMDb, the first season will be arriving with six episodes.

From other sources, we’ve found the first season will, in fact, be a sixty-six-minute special.

The reason for making the ‘first’ season of The Last Kids on Earth into a long special is to establish the setting of the story, world-building, and introduce our heroes.

What are the episode run times?

As we’ve written above, the ‘first’ season will be a sixty-six-minute special.

Has Netflix released a trailer for The Last Kids on Earth?

Netflix has finally dropped the trailer The Last Kids on Earth! As you can see from the trailer title, the first season will cover the events of the first book.

When is the Netflix release date for The Last Kids on Earth?

It has been confirmed that the release date for The Last Kids on Earth is Tuesday the 17th of September!

The series release will coincide with the release of The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade, the fifth book in Max Brailer’s illustrated novels.

The cover of “The Last Kids on Earth and the Midnight Blade” Copyright. Viking Books for Readers (USA) and Egmont Books Ltd (UK)

Is The Last Kids on Earth available in my region?

Not to worry, The Last Kids on Earth will be available to all subscribers around the world.

Are you looking forward to watching The Last Kids on Earth? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jacob joined What's on Netflix in 2018 as a fulltime writer having worked in numerous other industries until that point. Jacob covers all things Netflix whether that's TV or movies but specializes in covering new anime and K-dramas. Resides in Norwich in the United Kingdom.