OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes, will have a special one-hour premiere Tuesday, Aug.1 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT).The show follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to be the greatest hero he can be in a video game inspired world set in Lakewood Plaza. OK K.O.! is at the nexus of gaming and animation, with a new console game, OK K.O.! Let’s Play Heroes, an integrated action brawler with RPG elements, launching later this fall in partnership with Capy Games. The connected world of OK K.O.! was developed to span across all screens and to deliver an engaging storytelling experience for fans.
With an abundance of support from his cool friends and co-workers Enid and Rad at Gar’s Bodega, a one-stop shop for every hero’s needs, his boss Mr. Gar, and his super-powered mom, Carol, K.O. is on a journey to level up and defeat villainous foes like Lord Boxman. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes delivers a powerful punch of humor and action filled with touching moments and heartwarming characters working together to build a strong community.
We had a chance to chat with the creator, Ian Jones-Quartey, this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con!
BGN: What do you think this is adding to the lineup at Cartoon Network because it seems like there is a show for every type of kid out there.
Ian: I very selfishly made this show for myself, it’s the kind of show I would have wanted to watch. The show is very influenced by a lot of older classic cartoons, very Hanna-Barbera and very early Cartoon Network. It’s a little cerebral, it’ll take a conceptual set up and spin it into jokes for 11 minutes and at the end, you’ll realize you went on a journey with these characters.”
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is created by Ian Jones-Quartey, named one of Variety’s “10 Animators to Watch” in 2016, and previously served as co-executive producer on pop culture hit, Steven Universe. Jones-Quartey also voices Rad and the featured voice cast includes Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show in Space) as K.O., Kate Flannery (The Office) as Carol, Ashly Burch (Adventure Time) as Enid, and David Herman (MADtv) as Mr. Gar. OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.
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