Warner Bros.’ digital studio Blue Ribbon Content is developing a new shortform series starring Babymetal, the Japanese pop-metal group. The series is being produced in collaboration with Amuse USA and has Babymetal manager/creator Key Kobayashi (‘Kobametal’) on board as producer. The new shortform live-action/animated action adventure will star Su-Metal, Yuimetal, and Moametal.
“Babymetal have to be seen to be believed — a mind-blowing, fun combination of pop vocals, heavy metal music and dance choreography brought to life by three incredibly talented teenage stars,” said Sam Register, President, Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series. “We are huge fans here at Blue Ribbon Content and are extremely excited to help bring the Babymetal phenomenon to U.S. audiences through this upcoming digital series.”
“We are grateful for Warner Bros. and Blue Ribbon Content’s interest in Babymetal, and to be moving onward with the project. We are very much looking forward to working on this project with Sam and his team, and hope everyone will enjoy our completed work,” stated Tatsuro Hatanaka, President, Amuse, Inc. and Amuse USA.
The Plot: The action-adventure will take viewers inside the magical world of heavy metal music as it comes under attack, and one lonely god, Kitsune, forms the warrior band BABYMETAL to save the day. In the series, SU-METAL, YUIMETAL and MOAMETAL join together to ultimately redefine the genre. The series will also feature new live-action performances from the group, who will enter the animated world through a secret portal.