Apple has revealed the trailer for 'El Deafo', a moving three-part animated series for kids and families. The series is based on the number one New York Times best-seller and Newbery Honor-winning graphic memoir from Cece Bell and will premiere on TV+ in January.
“El Deafo” follows perceptive young Cece (voiced by Finigan) as she loses her hearing and finds her inner superhero. Going to school and making new friends can be tough. Having to do both while wearing a bulky hearing aid on your chest? That takes superpowers! With a little help from her superhero alter ego El Deafo, Cece learns to embrace what makes her extraordinary.
The show features a voice cast of newcomer Lexi Finigan, Pamela Adlon (“Better Things,” “Bob's Burgers”), Jane Lynch (“Glee,” “Harriet the Spy”) and Chuck Nice (“Star Talk”) and is executive produced and written by Will McRobb (“The Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “Harriet the Spy”). Author Cece Bell executive produces and narrates the series.
The official soundtrack for the series by Waxahatchee will be released alongside the series. The first single, titled 'Tomorrow' is now available to stream.
'El Deafo' premieres Friday January 7th on Apple TV+ with all three episodes.
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