UPDATED 6/15, 12 p.m.: Cudi’s Entergalactic got a predictably gorgeous animated clip on Wednesday confirming a Sept. 30 premiere on Netflix.
Check out the release date announcement here:
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The one-minute trailer, which dropped Wednesday night, also reveals a star-studded cast list that includes Cudi as Jabari, Jessica Williams as Meadow, Timothée Chalamet as Jimmy, Ty Dolla Sign as Ky, and Vanessa Hudgens as Karina. The sneak peek is soundtracked by Cudi’s “Do What I Want” track off his forthcoming Entergalactic studio album. The song is expected to be released this Friday.
“I have been waiting 3 long years for you all to see what I’ve been working on all this time,” Cudi captioned the teaser on Instagram. “My greatest achievement. This project will move you, it will take your heart places and make you fall in love again. I am so proud of every single person involved who helped bring my vision to life. From the animators but more specifically Fletch Moules, to the voice actors, my BEAUTIFUL team at Netflix: The mega awesome cool guy Mike Moon and the ever so lovely and sweet Elizabeth Porter, everyone showed up with their A game and delivered. I LOVE YOU ALL!!”
Other notable stars who will appear in Entergalactic include Jaden Smith, Teyana Taylor, Christopher Abbott, 070 Shake, Keith David, Arturo Castry, and Macaulay Culkin. Black-ish creator Kenya Barris also serves as co-executive producer alongside Cudi, Fletcher Moules, Maurice Williams, and co-creator Ian Edelman.
According to Netflix, the music-focused series “blends notes” of the Oscar-winning Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and HBO’s Emmy-winning dramedy Insecure. The show will follow Jabari, an aspiring artist living in NYC, as he attempts to balance a new romance with his burgeoning career.
Cudi has been hyping the project throughout 2022, calling it “the greatest piece of art” he’s ever created.
You can watch the Entergalactic teaser above. The series is expected to premiere this fall. Cudi has yet to announce a release date for the series’ accompanying album. Stay tuned for more details.