The new sci-fi animated series “Final Space” is getting a second season at TBS. The network announced this week that the original animated series will be returning next season with all-new episodes, giving Gary even more space adventures. The series was brought to TBS from humble beginnings, starting as a seven-minute pilot created by Olan Rogers.
The space saga is one of TBS’ latest original series to debut on the network, reaching more than 20M viewers across TBS’ linear, VOD and digital platforms. The series pick-up is the latest in a string of renewals for the network, which saw every original series renewed for additional seasons in the last year.
“Final Space” is created by Olan Rogers, an independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur with close to a million YouTube subscribers. Rogers starred in season one alongside Fred Armisen, Tom Kenny, David Tennant, Tika Sumpter, Steven Yeun and Coty Galloway. Rogers and David Sacks are writers and executive producers for the TBS original, which is produced by Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, New Form and in association with Turner’s Studio T.
Throughout the show’s first season, “Final Space” and Rogers interacted with fans in innovative new ways. The pilot premiered on Reddit ten days prior to the on-air launch; an AR app brought Final Space’s most loveable characters to life; fans were treated to exclusive merchandise offerings via shop.tbs.com and starcadet.com; and “Cards with Gary” continued the show’s multiplatform storytelling by allowing Facebook users to work together and crowd source moves in a live, interactive card game. “Final Space” continues to find new ways to connect with Olan Rogers’ massive, passionate fan base, who have logged more than 27M video views on social.
The network stopped short of announcing a premiere date for the second-season, but you should have plenty of time to catch-up on season one before the big debut.