Bonkers trailer for Ezra Koenig’s Netflix Series Neo Yokio

Bonkers trailer for Ezra Koenig’s Netflix Series Neo Yokio

0 comments 📅08 September 2017, 13:15

Netflix’s have released a trailer for their upcoming original series Neo Yokio, which stars Jaden Smith as Kaz Kaan, a young demon slayer.

The series comes from Vampire Weekend vocalist Ezra Koenig and Nick Weidenfeld’s production company Friends Night, with Weidenfeld serving as writer and executive producer. Also collaborating with Netflix are Production I.G, Studio DEEN and South Korean animation studio MOI.

The trailer is narrated by Jude Law and its use of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Summer: III. Presto plays on making this look more epic than it really is. Based on the trailer alone you’d probably struggle to work out what this series is actually about, though given the number of riffs on certain anime tropes it would appear to be part-parody. So here is Netflix’s official synopsis:

“Welcome to Neo Yokio, the greatest city in the world. It’s the most populous urban agglomeration in North America, but its prestige does not merely stem from its size. Neo Yokio is a diverse labyrinth of cultural and architectural innovation at the forefront of global fashion and finance.

All of this is cold comfort to the lovesick Kaz Kaan (Jaden Smith), the youngest member of a family of “magistocrats” – pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Today, his demon-slaying is barely more than a side-hustle coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) – Kaz himself would rather concern himself with shopping, field hockey and – of course – mending his broken heart.

Always by Kaz’s side are his faithful mecha-butler, Charles (Jude Law), and his inseparable friends Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice) as he navigates the complexities of life in Neo Yokio and tries to stay one step ahead of his arch-rival, Neo Yokio’s number one most eligible bachelor, Arcangelo Corelli (Jason Schwartzman.)

Things take a mysterious turn when Kaz is drawn into the turbulent world of ex-fashion blogger Helena St. Tessero (Tavi Gevinson), setting in motion a sequence of events that force him to question everything he knows about Neo Yokio.”

The series also includes the vocal talents of Steve Buscemi, Richard Ayoade, Ike Barinholtz, Alexa Chung, Stephen Fry, Katy Mixon, Annet Mahendru, Kiernan Shipka, Willow Smith, and Amanda Stenberg.

The six episode series will premiere on Netflix on 22 September 2017.

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