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HBO Max has ordered a new animated sci-fi series called Scavengers Reign to series and the show has a great retro feel that fans of Heavy Metal with the announcement and first look unveiled at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival.

The series will release in 2023 and is co-created and executive produced by animators, writers, and directors Joe Bennett and Charles Huettner.

The surviving crew of a damaged deep space freighter who are stranded on a beautiful yet unforgiving planet. They begin to learn the true nature of this planet as they try to survive long enough to escape or be rescued.

Scavengers Reign is based on a short film called “Scavengers,” which premiered on Adult Swim’s Toonami block in December 2016 and which you can watch below after the new trailer for the HBO series.

Watch the Original Scavengers short:

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Digger (9 months ago) Reply

Did Rube Goldberg write the plot of the original short?


Juulz (9 months ago) Reply

another animated feature where the backgrounds are amazing but the character models ruin it. kind of like Spine of Night, though there its closer to what its paying homage too. this one looks like Bob's Burgers in a Prophet comic book.


Wumpus (9 months ago) Reply

If the trailer is any indication, the voice acting sounds terrible.

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