Adult Swim has announced that it will produce a sequel to the rule-breaking, graphically innovative six-episode anime series FLCL. The new episodes will be produced by Japanese studio Production I.G., which acquired the rights to the series from Gainax last fall; the two studios had both been involved in the production of the original series.
Production I.G will produce two new six-episode seasons, under the supervision of FLCL series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki. The new series will be directed by Katsuyuki Motohiro (Psycho-Pass), character designed by Yoshiyuki Sadamoto (Neon Genesis Evangelion), and written by Hideto Iwai (Last Dinner).
“The original FLCL is an anime classic and has been a fixture on Adult Swim since we first laid eyes on it,” said Jason DeMarco, senior vice president/creative director, Adult Swim On-Air. “I’m beyond thrilled to be able to produce a sequel with the original creators, for Toonami, where it belongs.”