Cartoon Network’s alternate content block, Adult Swim, which broadcasts adult-oriented program from 9 PM to 6 AM is a great home for animated series. The first season of its latest offering ‘Lazor Wulf’ premiered on the platform on April 7, 2019. It is created by Henry Bonsu, who also serves as the executive producer alongside Daniel Weidenfeld, Carl Jones, and Vince Staples. The animation studio involved in this show is Bento Box Entertainment.
For those who don’t know let’s first understand the type of content which primarily dominate its parent broadcasting platform. Well, Adult Swim airs programs, suitable for after-dark hours. In short, it becomes active when Cartoon Network’s targeted audience — kids aged 6–15, are usually asleep. So, as you can already guess, AS’s majority of shows centers around experimental, offbeat, unconventional, unrefined, and dry improvisational humor — coupled with cheap animation (on purpose) and weird presentation. Most of its programs fall under the genres of adult anime, mockumentaries, sketch comedies, live action, and pilots. And since the shows might feature bits of sexual themes, rough language, surrealism, and graphic violence, they are considered not so appropriate for kids. But of course, each of these elements strongly connects with and makes sense to grown-ups and young adults. Similarly, adhering closely to its norms, AS came up with this idea of ‘Lazor Wulf’, which is nothing but a trippy and satirical animated sit-com.
Lazor Wulf Cast: Who is in it?
‘Lazor Wulf’ features American actor and rapper Vince Staples as the main voiceover artist. He is best known for his three-member hip-hop band Cutthroat Boyz and has appeared in a number of albums such as Stolen Youth, Hell Can Wait, Summertime ’06, Big Fish Theory, Humanz, and FM!.
Fellow rapper Shelley Marshaun Massenburg-Smith, who popularly goes by his stage name DRAM (Does Real Ass Music), serves as the second voiceover artist. He is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, and actor, already recognized for his billboard hits such as Cha Chaand and Broccoli.
Other actors who lend their voices in the show are WWE’s Big E, comedian Quinta Brunson, Judnick Mayard, Andre Pascoe, Reginald VelJohnson, and J.D. Witherspoon.
Lazor Wulf Plot: What is it about?
Well, this colorful animated show comes with a weird intro, which goes something like this — ‘Lazor Wulf’ is “about finding the inner strength to buy your own cereal, not dying, and the art of the scam”. Duh! what does this even mean? Let’s elaborate it a bit then.