Ark The Animated Series Shadow Dropped on Paramount Plus

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**Headline:** Paramount Plus Debuts First Episodes of “Ark: The Animated Series” with Star-Studded Cast

**Subheadline:** Michelle Yeoh, Gerard Butler, Russell Crowe, and Vin Diesel Lead Prehistoric Adventure Now Streaming in the US and Canada

Paramount Plus took to Twitter on [current date] to announce that the initial installments of “Ark: The Animated Series” are now accessible on their streaming platform. This news arrives nearly two years after the show’s first announcement during The Game Awards in December 2020.

**H2:** Star-Studded Cast and Exciting Premise

The series boasts an impressive ensemble, including the talents of Michelle Yeoh (“Crazy Rich Asians”), Gerard Butler (“300”), Russell Crowe (“Gladiator”), and Vin Diesel (“Fast & Furious” franchise). The recently released trailer provides a glimpse into the basic plot, where 21st-century paleontologist **Helena Walker** is reawakened on an ancient prehistoric island.

**H3:** Learning to Survive with Timeless Allies

Paramount indicates that Helena will need to adapt and form alliances from various eras. The animated series’ storyline promises to span **eons of human history**. As of now, “Ark: The Animated Series” is exclusively available in the US and Canada. However, an international release has been announced for April 19th.

**H4:** Global Availability and Future Episodes

It remains unclear if this international rollout includes all countries, as Paramount Plus’ tweet did not specify. Additionally, the rest of season 1 will be released on Paramount Plus at a later time.

**H2:** Mixed Reviews for Ark: Survival Ascended

The franchise, however, has been facing some challenges following the release of “Ark: Survival Ascended” in October 2023. The game garnered mixed reviews, and even its developers acknowledged the numerous issues that arose despite their efforts last year.

**H3:** Awaiting the Anticipated Sequel Ark 2

Despite these setbacks, “Ark” maintains a dedicated fanbase due to its pulpy and imaginative survival gameplay. Furthermore, the involvement of major Hollywood actors could attract new viewers as well. Snail Games CEO Jim Tsai has hinted that the highly-anticipated sequel “Ark 2” might still be on the horizon.

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