Entergalactic – Everything We Know About the Netflix special

September 19, 2022
Adam Lock 0
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This article discusses the Netflix special Entergalactic including the premise, release date, cast, and trailer.

On the same day that Kid Cudi releases his eighth studio album, Netflix are debuting a tie-in TV special, also called Entergalactic, created by the American musician himself. This feature-length animation combines music from Kid Cudi’s latest LP with a classic love story premise to create something entirely original for the streaming platform. The special boasts a unique visual style that brings to mind Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse and includes an impressive Hollywood voice cast.

Entergalactic premise

Entergalactic centers on Jabari (Scott Mescudi), a graffiti artist, who has just about got his life sorted out. He’s newly single, he’s just about to start working at his dream job and he’s just moved into his own swanky new apartment. Everything is going right for Jabari, except for his love life. He still has feelings for his ex-girlfriend Carmen (Laura Harrier), but is infatuated with his new neighbor, a photographer called Meadow (Jessica Williams). Jabari must juggle the many stresses of his new work and a complex love triangle, all against the dreamy backdrop of an eclectic New York City.

Our opinion of the premise

This does sound like your standard, run-of-the-mill romantic storyline set in a stereotypical, lawless city. But with the insane talent involved in the project and the special’s inventive flare clearly jumping out of the screen at you, I’m still pretty optimistic that this feature-length can produce a truly memorable viewing experience.

Entergalactic release date

The TV special will be released on Netflix on Friday, 30th September 2022.

Entergalactic voice cast

Here is the main cast:

  • Scott Mescudi – Jabari
  • Jessica Williams – Meadow
  • Timothee Chalamet – Jimmy
  • Tyrone Griffin Jr. – Ky
  • Laura Harrier – Carmen
  • Vanessa Hudgens – Karina
  • Christopher Abbott – Reed
  • Keith David – Mr. Rager

The production team 

Here is the team behind it all:

  • Kid Cudi – Creator/Executive Producer
  • Fletcher Moules – Director/Executive Producer
  • Ian Edelman – Writer/Executive Producer
  • Maurice Williams – Writer/Executive Producer
  • Kenya Barris – Executive Producer

Is there a trailer? 

There sure is! Check it out below:

This looks like a one-of-a-kind TV special from Netflix, who have a habit of surprising audiences with some great musical collaborations over the years. The visuals look stunningly cinematic, whilst the soundtrack is brimming with potential. This is sure to excite all you hip-hop fans out there. And it’s great to see the promotion of adult animation as well, for what is sure to be a truly unique presentation.

Entergalactic soundtrack

Kid Cudi’s new album will be working as the majority of the soundtrack for this TV special. From the snippets available in the official trailer this sounds like Kid Cudi on top form again, delivering more laidback hip-hop tunes, featuring some exciting guest vocalists. These lo-fi beats work perfectly alongside the gorgeous visuals on display.

You will be able to watch this TV special with a subscription to Netflix.


Additional Reading

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