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John Cena, Kat Dennings front YouTube Red original

John Cena

John Cena

YouTube Red is set to bring in animated original Dallas & Robo, voiced by WWE wrestler John Cena and 2 Broke Girls star Kat Dennings.

The series will debut exclusively on YouTube Red in 2018 as the latest in a growing slate of originals the Google-owned SVOD service is offering subscribers.

Dallas & Robo centers around space-trucker Dallas (Dennings) and self-proclaimed ‘warrior-poet’ Robo (Cena), who have to navigate their way around cannibal bikers and rival space truckers as they navigate the world of interplanetary big rigging.

The eight-episode seires will be produced by Shadowmachine (Robot Chicken, BoJack Horseman). Mike Roberts is the creator of the series and also serves as an executive producer.

Matt Mariska and Andy Sipes serve as writers and executive producers. Cena (pictured) also serves as exec producer.

“With Kat Dennings and John Cena bringing these animated characters to life, I have no doubt viewers are going to have fun watching this imaginative, new outer space comedy from Shadowmachine,” said Susanne Daniels, global head of original content at YouTube.

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