In an entertainment world brimming with superheroes, ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ introduces a fresh concept, where a wannabe superhero is the main character. Packed with enthusiasm and optimism, he is a joy to watch, so much that he often makes us want to root for him. This action-comedy animated series is created by Ian Jones-Quartey and is an adaptation of Jones-Quartey’s pilot, ‘Lakewood Plaza Turbo’, which comprised a part of Cartoon Network’s 2013 Summer Shorts project. Almost four years after the original short’s premiere, the platform announced that the concept had been green lit for a full-fledged show on Cartoon Network.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Cast: Who is in it?
‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ features a long list of characters, led by K.O., voiced by Stephanie Nadolny and Courtenay Taylor. Other main cast members are Ashly Burch as Enid, Ian Jones-Quartey as Rad, Kate Flannery as Carol, Dave Herman as Mr. Gar, and Jim Cummings as Lord Boxman. Supporting actors in primary roles are Melissa Fahn as Dendy and Mikayla, Ian Jones-Quartey as Darrell, Kari Wahlgren as Shannon, Robbie Daymond as Raymond, Chris Niosi as Ernesto, and Dave Herman as Jethro.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Plot: What is it about?
‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ transports us to a retro futuristic era, set in the year 201X. The story revolves around K.O., who works at Gar’s Bodega (owned by Mr. Gar), a superhero supply shop in Lakewood Plaza. K.O. dreams of becoming the world’s greatest hero. He is often accompanied by his mom Carol and friends and colleagues — the alien named Radicles and the practical ninja Enid. There are also other superheroes as well as villainous entities like demons and inhuman beings who live in the area and make frequent appearances across the episodes.
‘OK K.O.!’ takes us on a number of adventures as we follow the earnest little boy named K.O. Detailed and comprehensive in its approach, the cartoon series first progresses by exploring and developing its characters’ personalities. Season 1’s finale ends with K.O having to face T.K.O., his violent side or identity, that reveals several shocking facts about the former’s character. As the second season begins, we see the story arcs becoming more complex and embracing a serious tone, making it extra captivating. After his friends grow up and return after a summer vacation, K.O finds it challenging to accept that they are undergoing certain changes in their personalities. However, he gradually starts accepting them because he understands that although they may be different, they are still those people he cares about.
For instance, when K.O., Enid, and Rad decide to enroll in a local short film competition, they realize who they actually are as people. The trio also attempts to re-evaluate their relationships with art and their friends. On the other hand, K.O faces issues at home as well when Mr. Gar starts dating his mother. He finds it awkward to accept that his mom is with someone who is not his dad. Packed with emotions and relationship problems, multiple action-packed adventures, ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ brings in a new and fresh flavor to superhero-centric cartoon shows. In fact, it is gradually setting up the groundwork for a deep and emotionally satisfying story that is adored by adults and kids alike.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Season 3 Release Date: When will it premiere?
‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ Season 2 premiered on Cartoon Network on May 5, 2018 and will conclude on June 30, 2019. Owing to its popularity, it was released in other countries as well, such as Africa, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Southeast Asia, Korea, and Japan.
Now, as far as a season 3 is concerned, you should know that Cartoon Network has neither confirmed nor denied a renewal. However, if you note, the show, during its run of just two seasons, has a total of 90+ episodes. When asked if the series would reach a 100th episode on Twitter, Ian Jones-Quartey replied, “More episodes should be on their way soon!”. Some other tweets from Ian’s official page said that he and his crew have been working continuously on new cartoons and more of OK K.O.! is definitely underway.
Yes, there’s a lot of scope and we are positive that the show should be renewed for another installment. And if that happens, it’s very easy to predict a probable timeline. Witnessing the previous release schedule, ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ Season 3 would probably premiere sometime in September, 2019 and air until August 2020. Since there is no official announcement yet, we shall update this section with an exact time frame as and when we get more concrete news about ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ Season 3 release date.
OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes Trailer:
Check out the official trailer for ‘OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes’ Season 1 below. Additionally, if you have not watched the show yet, you can head to its official site to catch up on the previous seasons.
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