Netflix has unveiled the voice cast of its upcoming anime series, Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas, and it features Joe Manganiello in an important role. Serving as a prequel spin-off show to Zack Synder’s in-development zombie-action heist film Army of the Dead, Lost Vegas is a forthcoming Netflix anime series that explores the origin story of the franchise’s hero Scott Ward (Dave Bautista). The spin-off series is set during the early stages of the strange zombie outbreak in Las Vegas, and it showcases the main characters’ efforts to protect their loved ones from an impending catastrophe.
As revealed on Thursday, Netflix has procured a roster of A-listers for Army of the Dead: Lost Vegas. The show will feature Joe Manganiello (Justice League) as Rose, Christian Slater (Mr. Robot) as Torrance, Harry Lennix (The Blacklist) as Boorman, Ross Butler (13 Reasons Why) as Chen, Anya Chalotra (The Witcher) as Lucilia, Vanessa Hudgens (Tick, Tick … Boom!) as Willow, Jena Malone (Antebellum) as Zeta, Yetide Badaki (American Gods) as Queen Meeru, Christina Wren (Man of Steel) as Nicole, Monica Barbaro (The Good Cop) as Meagan, and Nolan North (Star Trek: Lower Decks) as Clemenson. The newly announced stars will join Dave Bautista, Ana De La Reguera, Tig Notaro, Omari Hardwick, and Ella Purnell in the series that is created by Jay Oliva, directed by Zack Synder and Oliva, and produced by Deborah Snyder, Zack Snyder, and Wesley Coller, with animations from Meduzarts Animation Studio.
Netflix is reportedly building an Army of the Dead universe. And for that, it has already greenlit several projects, including a prequel film,. This spin-off series is another one of the streamer’s ambitious endeavors to develop a flagship, emblematic verse. The star-studded voice cast that Netflix has handpicked for its upcoming anime series is stunning, and it imbues hope that Army of the Dead: Lost Universe will be a show worth watching.