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Adult Swim has released the first trailer for Genndy Tartakovski’s upcoming animated series Unicorn Warriors Eternal, which will premiere on the network on May 4 at midnight and stream on HBO Max the next day. New episodes will debut weekly with encores on Adult Swim and Toonami. The series will roll out globally beginning in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa on May 5.

The show’s official synopsis reads:

In Unicorn: Warriors Eternal, an evil force is looming across the dark, thick-aired streets of industrial revolution London when a group of heroes dubbed Unicorn are accidentally reawakened in the bodies of teenagers instead of adult hosts they’ve embodied in the past. Melinda, a powerful sorceress, Seng, a cosmic monk, and Edred, a warrior elf. With distorted memories and their magical abilities weakened and fragmented, the trio must work together with help from their steam-powered robot, Copernicus, to unravel the mysteries of their pasts and present that will reveal their path to defeating a timeless threat.

Unicorn Warriors Eternal is produced by Cartoon Network Studios and was the subject of a high-profile work-in-progress session at Annecy 2022.

The show was created and directed by Tartakovsky. Character designs were done by Stephen DeStefano, music by Tyler Bates and Joanne Higginbottom, and sound effects design by Joel Valentine. All of those artists worked together on the Emmy-winning series Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal. The voice cast for Unicorn Warriors Eternal is led by Hazel Doupe, Tom Milligan, and Demari Hunte.

In a release, Tartakovsky explained:

This show was created in my early days at Cartoon Network Studios more than 20 years ago. All the projects we worked on — Dexter’s Laboratory, Samurai Jack, and Sym-Bionic Titan — were like a training ground getting us ready for this series. It took all of that time to finally be able to tackle a show like Unicorn: Warriors Eternal.

Originally, Unicorn Warriors Eternal was slated for Cartoon Network and HBO Max, the change of home to Adult Swim isn’t surprising given the constantly evolving nature of HBO Max’s animation lineup and the adult-heavy fanbase of Tartakovski’s work.

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