The highly anticipated zombie heist movie ‘Army of the Dead’ has just premiered, but did you know that an anime-style series is also in the works!

Everyone is talking about Army of the Dead…and for good reason!

The highly anticipated zombie heist movie from Zack Snyder premiered yesterday, May 21st, to a fantastic global reception.

However, following the films gruesome conclusion, fans are looking forward to what comes next in Netflix’s new extended universe.

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Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas anime

  • An anime-style spin off series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, is being produced by Netflix that will showcase the early stages of the zombie outbreak.

In September 2020, it was officially confirmed that a prequel film and an anime-style television series were in development.

The series will be titled, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, and will focus on the experience of the main cast in the early stages of the zombie outbreak.

Synder has said that he is excited to be “exploring the visually dynamic world of animation” and is looking forward to expanding the Army of the Dead universe.

Two of the six episodes will be directed by Synder himself, with confirmation that showrunner Jay Oliva will also be producing two of the episodes.

Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas will be animated by the Meduzarts production company, who have made epic trailers for Assassins Creed: Blag Flag, Rainbow Six Siege, Mortal Kombat X, Battlefront 2 and Dawn of War.

Army of the Dead anime: Release date

At the time of writing, a release date for Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas has not been officially confirmed.

It appears that production on the animated series is still in its early stages of development, so fans shouldn’t expect the show to premiere anytime soon.

An optimistic prediction would be for an early-2022 release, but we are expecting more information to be revealed over the next couple of months.

Army of the Dead anime: Cast

Various characters from the original Army of the Dead movie will reprise their roles for the anime-style series, with the following actors being confirmed:

  • Joe Manganiello as Rose
  • Dave Bautista as Scott Ward
  • Ella Purnell as Kate Ward
  • Ana de la Reguera as Maria Cruz
  • Tig Notaro as Marianne Peters
  • Omari Hardwick as Vanderohe
  • Christian Slater as Torrance
  • Harry Lennix as Boorman
  • Ross Butler as Chen
  • Anya Chalotra as Lucilia
  • Vanessa Hudgens as Willow
  • Yetide Badaki as Queen Meeru
  • Christina Wren as Nicole
  • Monica Barbaro as Meagan
  • Jena Malone as Zeta
  • Nolan North as Clemenson
  • Ray Porter as an unknown character

This article will be updated as soon as more information on the Army of the Dead anime-style series, Lost Vegas, is revealed – so keep checking back in for the latest news!

By Tom Llewellyn – [email protected]

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