The new season of Undone will premiere on Amazon Prime Video later this month and a new trailer gives fans a sneak peek at what’s to come. The trailer first premiered during the show’s panel at WonderCon 2022 and all the eight episodes are scheduled to premiere at the end of April.
Undone comes from acclaimed creators Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg (BoJack Horseman). It is described as a half-hour genre-bending animated dramedy that explores the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma (Rosa Salazar), a 28-year-old living in San Antonio,Texas alongside her mother Camila (Constance Marie) and sister Becca (Angelique Cabral). After getting into a car accident and nearly dying, Alma finds she has a new relationship. She develops this new ability in order to find out the truth about her father Jacob’s (Bob Odenkirk) death.
In season two, Alma realizes there are deeper mysteries in her family’s past. However, no one in her family is interested in digging up uncomfortable truths with her—until she finally convinces her sister Becca to help her look. As the sisters search for answers, they unravel a complex network of memories and motivations that have shaped who they are today. They realize by healing this family trauma they can make all of their lives better.
The show is notable for its use of rotoscoping, in which scenes are filmed live before being traced over by animators, creating a unique hybrid between animation and live action. It was Amazon’s first series to utilize rotoscope animation. As per Amazon, Amsterdam-based animation studio Submarine assembled an incredible team of artists and painters from all over Europe to bring all the animation elements to life in the series, with the rotoscoping elements being handled by the veteran team behind A Scanner Darkly at Austin-based Minnow Mountain (Tower).
Purdy and Bob-Waksberg executive produce Undone alongside Noel Bright (BoJack Horseman), Steven A. Cohen (BoJack Horseman), Tommy Pallotta (A Scanner Darkly), Femke Wolting (Tower), Bruno Felix (Tower), and Hulsing. Hulsing also serves as the series director and production designer. Rosa Salazar and Bob Odenkirk serve as producers. Undone is produced by Amazon Studios and Tornante Productions.
“We wanted to make sure that we grounded the show in the real world; that it felt like this is a real woman with real relationships making these choices that she makes,” said Bob-Waksberg. “The idea of rotoscoping animation felt like a great way to do that. It feels realer than most animated shows. But then also, because it’s animated, when the freaky stuff starts happening it doesn’t feel like, okay here come the special effects.’ It feels like an outgrowth of the reality we’ve already established.”
Undone will premiere its second season on Amazon Prime when all episodes start streaming on 29 April 2022.