UPDATED with additional details and extended trailer: Vin Diesel is one Hollywood name in a star-studded cast for a new animated series inspired by the 2017 action survival video game Ark: Survival Evolved. The cast, which also includes Elliot Page, David Tennant, Michelle Yeoh and Jeffrey Wright, was announced Thursday evening during The Game Awards, hosted by Geoff Keighley.
Studio Wildcard’s video game Ark: Survival Evolved follows players as they seek to survive on a stranded island inhabited by dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals, natural hazards and other dangerous humans. The trailer for the new series shows a survivor riding on a dinosaur as she feuds against another human in the prehistoric jungles of the stranded island.
The studio also has announced that Diesel has joined the company as President of Creative Convergence and will serve as executive producer of both Ark II and Ark: The Animated Series, in addition to voicing the Santiago character in the series.
As the teaser comes to an end, the cast reveals itself with additional talent including Madeline Madden, Gerard Butler, Zahn McClarnon, Devery Jacobs, Ragga Ragnars, Karl Urban, Malcom McDowell, Debora Mailman and Russell Crowe. Ark The Animated Series is set to premiere in 2022.
See the extended trailer above and cast announcement below.
ARK: The Animated Series is repped by CAA.
Proud to announce, tonight at the TGA’s:
🔹 ARK II starring Vin Diesel as Santiago
🔹 ARK: The Animated Series exploring Helena’s story
Catch the Official hi-rez ARK II trailer rendered in-engine using game assets, and an extended Animated Series trailer, tomorrow A.M!
— ARK: Survival Evolved (@survivetheark) December 11, 2020
The ARK universe is expanding at #TheGameAwards. Check out the trailer for ARK: The Animated Series, an origin story based on @survivetheark's dinosaur survival adventure! 🦖 #ARKAnimated pic.twitter.com/NN7ydPOu4f
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 11, 2020