Zoe Saldana Producing New Anime DARK STAR SQUADRON For Crunchyroll.
Zoe Saldana is attached to produce a new space-opera anime series for Crunchyroll titled Dark Star Squadron. Saldana will produce the project through her Cinestar Pictures production company along with her sisters, Cisely and Mariel Saldana.
Dark Star Squadron follows the journey of “four failing cadets who return from a joyride with a stolen starship to find their academy in ruins and everyone vanished. Now on their own, the ill-equipped heroes set off for the far side of the galaxy to find their missing comrades — and prove their worth.”
Todd Ludy (Voltron: Legendary Defender) is set to write the series. Zoe, Cisely, and Mariel Saldana said in a joint statement:
”As true animation and anime fans ourselves, we are so excited for the opportunity to partner with Crunchyroll to bring ‘Dark Star Squadron’ to a wide audience. We can’t wait for everyone to meet the crew and follow the journey of our unlikely heroes.”
Crunchyroll general manager Joanne Waage commented, “Zoe and her team are bringing their own anime fandom to their storytelling, and we’re excited to be a part of it.”