Roku has announced its brand new adult animated series called Doomlands to hit the streaming service on January 28. The Roku original tells the story of mobile pub owner Danny Doom (voiced by Mark Little) and his bartender Lhandi (Kayla Lorette) who bring alcohol to the thirsty masses of the wasteland. As you might imagine, they run into some interesting characters along the way.
“Doomlands is a post-apocalyptic animated comedy soaked in dust, beer and blood,” series creator Josh O’Keefe said in a statement. “It’s an homage to Ozploitation and Sci-Fi cinema, and after many years in development, I’m so stoked for it to debut on The Roku Channel.”
The show was first conceived by O’Keefe as a university film project before he turned to crowd-funding to get a quality pilot created. From there, Josh Bowen of Look Mom! Productions made it into a real show for Roku.
“Doomlands is Mad Max meets Cheers in the Mos Eisley Cantina, which is a major part of what originally attracted us to the concept,” Bowen said. “This project was produced almost entirely throughout the pandemic. In fact, Josh [O’Keefe] literally produced this show from my mom’s basement with the help of her home-cooked meals. The final product is a testament to the resilience and adaptability of our team, and we’re so excited that it’s now a Roku Original.”
Colin Davis, Roku’s Head of Original Scripted Programming, trusts in O’Keefe’s project. “I believe Josh O’Keefe is well on his way to becoming a household name in animation. What he’s created with Doomlands is clever, laugh out loud funny, and indisputably wild, all while grounding the show in excellent characters. We feel so lucky to be the home to his brilliance.”
Doomlands will be available for free on the Roku Channel in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. on January 28, 2022.