Cartoon Network to Premiere New Animated Series OK K.O.! LET'S BE HEROES Today

Let's start the show! Cartoon Network today announced that its newest animated series, OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes, will have a special one-hour premiere Tuesday, Aug.1 at 6:30 p.m. (ET/PT). The show follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to be the greatest hero he can be in a video game inspired world set in Lakewood Plaza. OK K.O.! is at the nexus of gaming and animation, with a new console game, OK K.O.! Let's Play Heroes, an integrated action brawler with RPG elements, launching later this fall in partnership with Capy Games. The connected world of OK K.O.! was developed to span across all screens and to deliver an engaging storytelling experience for fans. Get a first look below:

Earlier this month, Cartoon Network offered audiences a sneak peek at K.O.'s first week in training by making all-new episodes available on the network's Emmy Award-winning app and On Demand. The exclusive sneak peek is available now through premiere.

With an abundance of support from his cool friends and co-workers Enid and Rad at Gar's Bodega, a one-stop shop for every hero's needs, his boss Mr. Gar, and his super-powered mom, Carol, K.O. is on a journey to LEVEL UP and defeat villainous foes like Lord Boxman. OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes delivers a powerful punch of humor and action filled with touching moments and heartwarming characters working together to build a strong community.

OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is created by Ian Jones-Quartey, named one of Variety's "10 Animators to Watch" in 2016, and previously served as co-executive producer on pop culture hit, Steven Universe. Jones-Quartey also voices Rad and the featured voice cast includes Courtenay Taylor (Regular Show in Space) as K.O., Kate Flannery (The Office) as Carol, Ashly Burch (Adventure Time) as Enid and David Herman (MADtv) as Mr. Gar. OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes is produced by Cartoon Network Studios.

About Cartoon Network Cartoon Network is Turner's global entertainment brand and the # 1 animation network in the U.S., offering the best in original content for kids and families with such hits as, Adventure Time, The Powerpuff Girls, Steven Universe, WE BARE BEARS and The Amazing World of Gumball. Seen in 192 countries and over 400 million homes, Cartoon Network is known for being a leader in innovation with its approach to engaging and inspiring kids at the intersection of creativity and technology. Its pro-social initiative, Stop Bullying: Speak Up is an acknowledged and often used resource for kids and adults looking for tools that can assist in dealing with the ongoing issue of bullying.

Turner, a Time Warner company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, Super Deluxe, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.

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