April will bring us a brand-new psychedelic animated series from Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell. From what we’ve seen of it so far, the new Netflix project, called The Midnight Gospel, is going to make Ward’s acclaimed series Adventure Time look like a very sober walk in the part in comparison!
The series has been in the works for a while, as Trussell explains:
“Years ago I got an email from Pendleton Ward, the creator of Adventure Time, telling me he enjoyed my podcast The Duncan Trussell Family Hour. We soon became friends and Pendleton eventually came to me with an idea of how to do an animated version of my podcast. He said: ‘It’s like we replace the dialogue of Indiana Jones with podcast conversations.’
“This was the beginning of The Midnight Gospel, a show about Clancy, a slacker ‘spacecaster’ who lives in another dimension called The Chromatic Ribbon. This is a place where simulation farmers use powerful bio-computers to simulate universes where they harvest technology. Because Clancy isn’t taking care of his universe simulator, all the planets within it are going through their own unique apocalypse, and the beings living in these other worlds are the guests Clancy interviews for his Space-Cast ‘The Midnight Gospel.’”