John Cena lends his voice to the all-new animated series “Dallas & Robo”
LOS ANGELES – YouTube Red continues to add some of the biggest names in Hollywood to its all-star comedy roster. On a packed slate showcasing inventive new Originals, comes “Dallas & Robo,” a hilarious animated space adventure and buddy-comedy from the producers behind “Robot Chicken.” The YouTube Red series features the voices of 16-time WWE Champion John Cena (“Trainwreck,” “Sisters”) and Kat Dennings (“2 Broke Girls,” “Thor”).
“Dallas & Robo” centers around sassy space-trucker “Dallas” (Kat Dennings) and self-proclaimed warrior-poet “Robo” (John Cena) who must navigate their way around cannibal bikers, rival space truckers, and vending machine burritos as they try to make a buck in the seedy world of interplanetary big-rigging.
Rounding out the all-star voice cast are Jane Lynch, Dana Snyder, Giancarlo Esposito, Clancy Brown, Bree Williamson, Nat Faxon, Taran Killam and Milana Vayntraub.
The eight-episode series will be produced by Shadowmachine (“Robot Chicken,” “BoJack Horseman”). Mike Roberts (“Final Space”) is the creator of the series and also serves as an executive producer. Matt Mariska (“Robot Chicken”) and Andy Sipes (“Archer”) serve as writers and executive producers. John Cena also serves as an executive producer. “Dallas & Robo” will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018.
"With Kat Dennings and John Cena bringing these animated characters to life, I have no doubt viewers are going to have fun watching this imaginative, new outer space comedy from Shadowmachine,” said Susanne Daniels, Global Head of Original Content, YouTube.
WWE’s YouTube channel has more than 17.4 million subscribers. In 2017, Cena was among the top 100 most-viewed celebrities on YouTube.
“I'm thrilled to join Kat and the rest of this fantastic voice cast for Dallas & Robo," said Cena. “The writing for this series is flat-out funny and very creative, and I’m really looking forward to being a part of such a unique, entertaining project.”
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