Epic animated adventure WondLa coming to Apple TV+ this summer


Epic animated adventure 'WondLa' on Apple TV+
Apple TV+ promises epic adventure with WondLa.
Image: Skydance Animation/Apple TV+

The first installment of the animated adventure trilogy WondLa will premiere on Apple TV+ in June. It’s the most ambitious children’s show the streamer has launched.

The series is adapted from a New York Times bestselling book series by Skydance Animation, and has a star-studded voice cast.

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WondLa takes Apple TV+ into epic animation

Most adults focus on shows like Severance or Silo, but Apple TV+ has a wide array of programs for younger viewers. And while many of these have won awards, they can’t be described as “epic.” But that’s where its upcoming series comes in.

Apple describes it’s upcoming animated show with:

WondLa centers around Eva, a curious, enthusiastic and spirited teenager being raised in a state-of-the-art underground bunker by Muthr, a robot caretaker. On her 16th birthday, an attack on Eva’s bunker forces her onto the Earth’s surface, which is now inhabited by aliens and covered with otherworldly fauna, and there are no other humans to be found. In fact, it’s no longer called Earth, but Orbona. Otto, a lovable giant waterbear with whom Eva shares telepathic powers, and Rovender, a cantankerous alien with a troubled past, join Eva as she leads the team on a dangerous quest to find humans, her home and her true destiny.”

Rovender, Eva, Muthr and Otto in “WondLa” on Apple TV+
Rovender, Eva, Muthr and Otto in WondLa, premiering in June on Apple TV+.
Image: Skydance Animation/Apple TV+

A star-studded voice cast

The voice cast features Jeanine Mason (Roswell, New Mexico), Emmy-nominee Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives), Emmy-winner Brad Garrett (Everybody Loves Raymond), and Gary Anthony Williams (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows). Also lending their voices to the cast are Chiké Okonkwo (The Birth of a Nation, La Brea), D.C. Douglas (Sharknado 2: The Second One, Black Ops) and Emmy-nominee Alan Tudyk (Resident Alien).

The multi-part series is based on The Search for WondLa by Tony DiTerlizzi, who also created The Spiderwick Chronicles. Bobs Gannaway is the showrunner.

Muthr and Eva in "WondLa" on Apple TV+
Muthr and Eva in WondLa on Apple TV+.
Image: Skydance Animation/Apple TV+

Coming this summer

The seven-episode first season of WondLa will premiere globally on Apple TV+ on Friday, June 28. The entire season will launch together for easy binging, not in weekly installments.

Watch on Apple TV

Watching will come with a subscription to Apple TV+. The service is $9.99 per month with a seven-day free trial. You can also access it via any tier of the Apple One subscription bundle.

And Apple’s streaming video service also includes much more, of course. There’s a library of drama, comedies, sci-fi, musicals, children’s shows, nature documentaries, etc.


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