ARK: The Animated Series Gets Extended-Length Trailer

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An animated series based on ARK has been unveiled. The game’s creators, Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczak, are credited as the show’s creators and executive producers. Jay Oliva (Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox) will executively produce and co-show-run. Marguerite Bennett (Batwoman, DC’s Bombshells) and Kendall Deacon Davis (Halo 4, The Wolf Among Us) are the lead writers for the series.

ARK: The Animated Series chronicles the story of a mysterious primeval land populated by dinosaurs and other extinct creatures, where people from throughout human history have been resurrected. When 21st-century Australian paleontologist Helena Walker awakes on the ARK after the tragedy, she must learn to survive and find new allies, or die again at the hands of ruthless warlords — all while trying to uncover the true nature of their strange new world.

The series will comprise 14 half-hour episodes spread across two seasons and is expected to debut in 2022. This ambitious project has enlisted a long list of veteran A-listers to lend their voices to its diverse set of characters. Vin Diesel will reprise his role from the newly announced ARK II.


  • Gerard Butler: General Gaius Marcellus Nerva, a brutal ancient Roman despot.
  • Devery Jacobs: Alasie, a peppy 17th century Inuit teenager, now finding her place on the ARK
  • Cissy Jones: The Gladiatrix, a formidable commander in Nerva’s army.
  • Madeleine Madden: Helena Walker, a 21st century Australian paleontologist newly awoken on the ARK.
  • Deborah Mailman: Deborah Walker, a 21st century Aboriginal Australian activist, and mother to Helena Walker.
  • Zahn McClarnon: Thunder Comes Charging, a 19th century Lakota warrior who leads a thriving community on the ARK.
  • Malcolm McDowell: Senator Lucius Cassius Virilis, a manipulative aristocrat during the reign of Caesar Augustus.
  • Juliet Mills: Chava, a wise healer and village councilmember.
  • Elliot Page: Victoria Walker, an idealistic humanitarian aid worker, and wife of Helena Walker.
  • Ragga Ragnars: Queen Sigrid, a bellicose 10th century Viking warlord.
  • David Tennant: Sir Edmund Rockwell, an egocentric 19th century scientist harboring dark ambitions.
  • Alan Tudyk: The Captain, a crusty buccaneer who profitably sails the dangerous waters around the ARK.
  • Karl Urban: Bob, a recent square-jawed ARK arrival.
  • Jeffrey Wright: Henry Townsend, an 18th century American watchmaker and Patriot spy.
  • Michelle Yeoh: Meiyin Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader, known on the ARK by her reputation as the formidable “Beast Queen.”
  • Ron Yuan: Han Li, a 3rd century Chinese rebel leader and brother to Meiyin.
  • Russell Crowe: Kor the Prophet, an eccentric ‘dino-whisperer’ hailing from a time before recorded history.
  • Vin Diesel: Santiago, a 24th century ‘Mek’-pilot, gearhead, & freedom-fighter.
Peter Brosdahl
As a child of the 70’s I was part of the many who became enthralled by the video arcade invasion of the 1980’s. Saving money from various odd jobs I purchased my first computer from a friend of my dad, a used Atari 400, around 1982. Eventually it would end up being a lifelong passion of upgrading and modifying equipment that, of course, led into a career in IT support.

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