Sony Pictures Television International has exclusively bought all international television, Internet, digital sell-through, gaming and mobile rights to the futuristic animated episodic drama, Afterworld.
Stan Rogow and Brent Friedman wrote and created the series about life on Earth after an inexplicable global event renders technology useless and 99% of the population missing. The Hollywood Reporter adding the story follows the adventures of Russell Shoemaker, who wakes up in New York after this event and is compelled to walk to Seattle in the faint hope that his wife and child have survived. He pieces together the complex mystery behind the global event while encountering survivors rebuilding society in strange, surprising ways.
SPTI will acquire 130 two-minute episodes of Afterworld to be distributed across TV, Web and mobile outlets, creating a 'tailor-made brand' for today's multiplatform consumer. The episodes will be made available as two-minute episodes as well as 13 half-hour episodes for traditional broadcasters.