Prime‘s psychological animated series Undone is set to release its second season on Friday, April 29. The gender-bending series, created by Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman) follows a woman (Rosa Salazar) who discovers she has a new relationship with time after surviving a car accident that almost killed her.
The clip reveals Alma and her sister Becca (Angelique Cabral), having a strange experience in which they realize their time travelling powers could be joined together and used to investigate their family’s mysterious past. This involves talking to relatives, visiting their memories and confronting their mother about a stranger from her past, seen in Becca’s memory in a clip.
The series is made through the use of rotoscope animation, marking the very first time this is done in episodic television. The director Hisko Hulsing (Cobain: Montage of Heck), uses a variety of mediums, including oil painting on canvas to render the backgrounds. A team of artists from Amsterdam based animation studio Submarine is in charge of making animation elements lively and realistic and Minnow Mountain, the same team that brought to life Richard Linklater’s film A Scanner Darkly is handling the rotoscoping elements.
The series is not only the first series ever to use rotoscoping, but is also Amazon’s first adult animated original series. It has received critical acclaim, with Rotten Tomatoes reporting that 98% of 56 critic ratings are positive for the series – with an average rating of 8.2/10.
Purdy and Bob-Waksberg are executive producing the series, together with Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman), Tommy Pallotta (A Scanner Darkly), Femke Wolting (Tower), Felix Bruno (Tower), and Hulsing.
Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk – who also plays Alma and Becca’s father, serve as producers. The series is produced by Amazon Studios and Tornante Productions.
You can watch the first look at Season Two below: