Apple is adapting Nathan Pyle’s webcomic Strange Planet and a number of best-selling graphic novels into an animated TV + series, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Strange Planet was launched in 2019 and follows a group of blue aliens who describe their activities in unusual ways. For example, one strip says about a cat: “If we gently admire the softness, we don’t experience the sharpness.” The webcomic is very popular on Instagram, where it is followed by more than 6.1 million accounts.
Community and Rick and Morty creator Dan Harmon has pledged to adapt the series for television. In addition to Pyle, he will also serve as executive producer on the project. Apple’s in-house studio subsidiary will produce the show with the help of ShadowMachine, the animation studio behind Netflix’s BoJack Horseman. Strange Planet is the second adult animated series Apple has announced, following Central Park by Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard. The latest series has no release date yet, but its first season will have 10 episodes.
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