Netflix partners with Blink Industries – a BAFTA-nominated entertainment arm and development studio of Blink Productions – to produce the upcoming animated series ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park‘ based on the graphic novels by Hamish Steele.
The series is based on the horror-comedy graphic novels and the web short “DeadEndia” from award-winning creator Hamish Steele.
With a story that has terrifying demonic forces, vengeful ghosts, and mysterious time-traveling wizards, ‘Dead End: Paranormal Park‘ is scheduled to be premiered globally on Netflix in 2022.
‘Dead End: Paranormal Park’ – Story synopsis & more
The animated series follows the adventures of Barney, Norma, and magical-talking-dog Pugsley, as they balance their summer jobs at the local theme park haunted house while battling the totally real supernatural forces that dwell within it.
Together with their guide to the underworld multiplane, a sardonic thousand-year-old demon named Courtney, they will face zombie mascots, demonic game show hosts, sleep-sucking witches, and the scariest thing of all: their first crushes!
The hilarious and moving graphic novels have been lauded for capturing the growing pains of early adulthood of characters with a wide variety of identities and experiences including Barney, a transgender teen, and neurodiverse Norma.
The series will star Zach Barack as Barney (Spider-Man: Far from Home), Kody Kavitha as Norma (Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles), Emily Osment as Courtney (Almost Family, The Kominsky Method), Alex Brightman as Pugsley (Beetlejuice The Musical), Clinton Leupp a.k.a. Miss Coco Peru as Pauline Phoenix (Will & Grace), Kenny Tran as Logs (Maybe Happy Ending), and Kathreen Khavari as Badyah (Marvel Rising, Insecure, Big Little Lies).
Here is what Hamish Steele says about the project:
“Dead End: Paranormal Park is about terrifying demons, vengeful ghosts, and mysterious magic. It is also about coming of age in a world that was not made for you. It is a drama about found family, identity, and making mistakes. And of course, it is a laugh out loud comedy! I’ve always dreamed of making the show I needed as a lonely, horror-obsessed closeted gay kid, and thanks to Netflix and our ridiculously talented, diverse, and representative writers room and crew, we have shot way past my dreams and into wildest fantasy territory!”