If you don’t know about the upcoming series from Amazon Prime Video called ‘Undone’, consider this your much needed education. With stunning visuals and an intriguing premise, this series could really end up being a surprise hit. So let’s start with the synopsis:
Alma Winograd-Diaz (Rosa Salazar, “Alita: Battle Angel”) takes her mundane life one day at a time until a near fatal accident induces visions of her late-father, Jacob (Bob Odenkirk). Through these persistent visions he urges her to tap into a mysterious ability that allows her to travel through space and time with the hopes of preventing his untimely death. This quest challenges Alma’s relationships and brings into question her mental wellbeing with those closest to her.
One of the things that makes ‘Undone’ so unique is the fact that is an animated series, but it isn’t. When we talked to Rosa Salazar and the show’s creators at SDCC this year, there was a lot of talk about rotoscope. The unique look of the animation, under the direction of Hisko Hulsing (“Montage of Heck”), utilizes a variety of mediums, including oil painting on canvas to render the backgrounds. Amsterdam-based animation studio Submarine has assembled an incredible team of artists and painters from all over Europe to bring the animation elements to life, with rotoscope by the veteran team behind “A Scanner Darkly” at Austin-based Minnow Mountain (“Tower”) led by co-producer Craig Staggs.
You can see an example of a lot of those elements in that image. So who is going to be in the show? Angelique Cabral, Constance Marie, Siddarth Dhananjay and Daveed Diggs. John Corbett, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Nicholas Gonzalez, Sheila Vand and Tyler Posey are among the guest stars. If you are a Rosa Salazar fan, expect to see her on screen for most of the series. The producers told me that she is in a vast majority of the scenes.
‘Undone’ premieres on Amazon Prime Video on September 13, 2019 from Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (“BoJack Horseman”).
Photo Credits: Amazon Studios