‘Iyanu’: Voice Cast Revealed For Cartoon Network And Max Animated Superhero Series

Cartoon Network and Max announced  the all-Nigerian cast for Cartoon Network and Max production, Iyanu. The series  is slated for release in the US on Cartoon Network and Max in 2025.

As a Lion Forge Entertainment production, Iyanu is an adaptation of Dark Horse Comics/YouNeek Studios’  graphic novel series Iyanu: Child of Wonder by award-winning Nigerian creator and producer Roye Okupe.

Iyanu’s voice cast includes Serah Johnson (Moji) Okey Jude (Hotel Labamba, The Governor’s Daughter), Samuel Kugbiyi, Adesua Etomi-Wellington (King of Boys, Gangs of Lagos), Blossom Chukwujekwu (Falling, Stolen Lives), Stella Damasus (Gone), and Shaffy Bello (The Score, Battleground).

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Iyanu is a superhero tale set in the magical kingdom of Yorubaland, which draws from Nigerian culture, music and mythology. Drawing deeply from the Yoruba people, the animated series follows a teenage orphan girl, Iyanu, who spends her days studying history and ancient arts but yearns for a normal life. One day, responding to danger, she unknowingly triggers her divine powers, the likes of which have not been seen since the Age of Wonders. With newly discovered superpowers, Iyanu joins forces with two other teenagers, Biyi and Toye, as they embark on a remarkable journey to discover the truth about the evil lurking in her homeland. Throughout her adventure, she’ll uncover the truth about her past, her parents, and her ultimate destiny to save the world.

Brandon Easton (Transformers: War For Cybertron: Seige, Marvel’s Agent Carter), serves as showrunner, Roye Okupe serves as the executive producer, writer, and director on multiple episodes. Other executive producers include David Steward II and Matt Heath from Lion Forge Entertainment, Erica Dupuis of Impact X Capital, Ryan Haidarian of Forefront Media Group and Doug Schwalbe.

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