Apple TV+ prepares a visit to Nathan Pyle’s whimsical Strange Planet

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Apple TV+ prepares a visit to Nathan Pyle’s whimsical ‘Strange Planet’
Strange Planet uses aliens to poke fun at all of us.
Photo: Nathan Pyle

Dan Harmon will reportedly turn Nathan Pyle’s humorous Strange Planet webcomic into an Apple TV+ animated series. This will combine a comic that’s already become a series of best-selling graphic novels with the creator/writer of Rick and Morty.

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Apple’s streaming service sees so much potential that it made a straight-to-series order, according to Hollywood Reporter.

As if being the genius behind Rick and Morty weren’t enough, Dan Harmon also created and wrote Community. And now he’s building up his resume further. In addition to this project, he’s working on Krapopolis and Little Demon for rival TV networks.

Strange Planet is ‘pleasant nonsense’

Nathan Pyle’s comics use aliens to gently poke fun of human foibles. Strange Planet started out on Instagram but quickly spawned a trio of very successful books:

Pyle and Harmon will co-create the series for Apple. Amalia Levari (Over the Garden Wall) will act as showrunner. It’s reportedly being made at ShadowMachine (BoJack Horseman, Final Space).

There are 10 episodes on the way. But when the show will debut on Apple TV+ is unknown.

More animation for Apple TV+

Strange Planet is part of growing collection of animated shows and series on Apple’s steaming service. It will join Central Park, a music comedy about to see its season 2 debut. And Wolfwalkers, which was nominated for an Oscar. Plus there’s Stillwater and Doug Unplugs.

Looking ahead, Skydance Animation is working on two new movies and a series for Apple TV+.