Season 1

Ark: The Animated Series - Season 1


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A scientist is thrown into an ancient world of myth and legend

Helena Walker is a paleontologist studying ancient life. When she mysteriously finds herself transported through time and space to a primeval plane, Helena must learn how to survive as her ancestors once did. Suddenly, the prehistoric life she once studied is now far from academic. Between the blood-thirsty warlords and primal dinosaurs, Helena is far from alone in this new mythical world. Roaming the jungles of the island the only instinct she has is to survive and uncover the mystery of her new life.

3 Episodes

What to know

Vin Diesel is both executive producer and actor in this animated video game adaptation

Ark: The Animated Series Season 1 is an upcoming animated fantasy television show. It is based on the video game Ark: Survival Evolved by Studio Wildcard. The show is created by the game’s creators Jeremy Stieglitz and Jesse Rapczack. Director and storyboard artist, Jay Olivia serves as the showrunner. Marguerite Bennett and Kendall Deacon Davis are the writers for the show. Gareth Coker who composed the music for the video game is confirmed to be handling the score. Actor and producer Vin Diesel lends his voice to the series as well as serving as an executive producer.

Ark: The Animated Series Season 1 has an all-star ensemble cast who between them have garnered a host of impressive awards. Madeleine Madden voices the protagonist Helena Walker. She is joined by Gerard Butler who plays General Gaius Marcellus Nerva. Malcolm McDowell plays Senator Lucius Cassius Virilis while David Tennant stars as the main villain Sir Edmund Rockwell. The wider cast includes Alan Tudyk, Karl Urban, Jeffrey Wright, Michelle Yeoh, Elliot Page, and Russel Crowe amongst others.

Production News

  • December 10, 2020
    • The animated series is first announced with Vin Diesel signing on as executive producer and an all-star cast confirmed including Elliot Page, David Tennant, and Michelle Yeoh amongst others. An extended trailer is released. (Source: Deadline)
  • December 24, 2022
    • A new trailer for the show is released teasing the backstory of the main character Helena Walker. (Source: Deadline)


Animation, Science-Fiction


Jay Oliva


Tatanka Means
Mato (voice)
Gerard Butler
Gaius Marcellus Nerva (voice)
Russell Crowe
Kor The Prophet (voice)
Vin Diesel
Santiago (voice)
Devery Jacobs
Alasie (voice)
Cissy Jones
The Gladiatrix (voice)
Madeleine Madden
Helena Walker (voice)
Deborah Mailman
Deborah Walker (voice)
Zahn McClarnon
Thunder Comes Charging (voice)
Malcolm McDowell
Senator Lucius Casius Virilis (voice)
Juliet Mills
Chava (voice)
Elliot Page
Victoria Walker (voice)
Ragga Ragnars
Queen Sigrid (voice)
David Tennant
Sir Edmund Rockwell (voice)
Alan Tudyk
The Captain (voice)
Karl Urban
Bob (voice)
Jeffrey Wright
Henry Townsend (voice)
Michelle Yeoh
Mei-Yin Li (voice)
Ron Yuan
Han Li (voice)