Following the events of the adult animated science fiction comedy ‘Ballmastrz: 9009,’ Warner Media announced that a sequel series will be arriving on Adult Swim to continue where the first show left off. It has a planned release date of February 2023.
“A new battle awaits in Ballmastrz: Rubicon,” Warner Media said in a press release. “Creator Christy Karacas (Superjail!) returns to the post-apocalyptic world of the Ballmastrz for a high-octane adventure. Joining Karacas is original Ballmastrz: 9009 voice cast Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons) and Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time).”
This sequel series will be animated by the Japanese studio STUDIO4℃ to give it an anime-inspired design for characters and background. Takashi Nakamura (Robot Carnival, AKIRA, Yatterman, Catnapped!) has been tapped to be the animation director.
Karacas said in a statement, “We got the teams back together, but this time it’s more than a game, it’s the ultimate battle for humanity’s survival!”
“I can’t wait for fans to see more of Crayzar, the Leptons, and all the teams of the game as they join forces in the epic anime space opera special ‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon,'” she added.
Warner described the series, explaining, “‘Ballmastrz: Rubicon’ follows the events of the second season of the Adult Swim series Ballmastrz: 9009. When secrets from Crayzar’s past threaten the future of the planet, will he grow some balls and unite ‘Team Earth,’ or add humanity to the intergalactic endangered species list?”
‘Ballmastrz: 9009’ ran from April 2018 to March 2020 for a total of twenty episodes between the two seasons. Titmouse, Inc. handled the animation while Williams Street and C.C.K. Rad handled the production. Norman Reedus (The Walking Dead), Stephanie Sheh (Sword Art Online), and Mike O’Gorman (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon) all made guest appearances.