Here's an extended trailer for Ark: The Animated Series

During the Game Awards a short trailer debuted for an animated series based on multiplayer survival game Ark. Though it was overshadowed a little by the announcement of Ark 2 featuring a mocapped Vin Diesel—I sure hope he's not just a questgiver in the final game who sends me out to gather 15 triceratops butts or something—it was a slick-looking preview of a series with a stacked voice cast. Now there's a fuller, three-minute version featuring some of those actors.

Ark: The Animated Series will be about humans abducted from different time periods struggling to survive in a land full of dinosaurs, including Gerard Butler as a general from ancient Rome, Michelle Yeoh as a rebel leader from 3rd century China, David Tennant as a 19th century British scientist, Russell Crowe as a "dino-whisperer" from a time before history, and Madeleine Madden as an Australian paleontologist from the modern day. The cast also includes Malcolm McDowell, Elliot Page, Alan Tudyk, Karl Urban, and of course Vin Diesel, who is also an executive producer on both this series and Ark 2.

There will be 14 half-hour episodes of Ark: The Animated Series, spread over two series. It's currently in production and aiming for a launch in 2022.

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Jody Macgregor
Weekend/AU Editor

Jody's first computer was a Commodore 64, so he remembers having to use a code wheel to play Pool of Radiance. A former music journalist who interviewed everyone from Giorgio Moroder to Trent Reznor, Jody also co-hosted Australia's first radio show about videogames, Zed Games. He's written for Rock Paper Shotgun, The Big Issue, GamesRadar, Zam, Glixel, Five Out of Ten Magazine, and, whose cheques with the bunny logo made for fun conversations at the bank. Jody's first article for PC Gamer was about the audio of Alien Isolation, published in 2015, and since then he's written about why Silent Hill belongs on PC, why Recettear: An Item Shop's Tale is the best fantasy shopkeeper tycoon game, and how weird Lost Ark can get. Jody edited PC Gamer Indie from 2017 to 2018, and he eventually lived up to his promise to play every Warhammer videogame.