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John Cena and Kat Dennings new show Dallas & Robo sounded worth the price of admission based on its description alone, but even that doesn't do justice to how hilariously bizarre this show looks like it will be. The first trailer has arrived for the animated trucker sci-fi comedy, and it definitely appears to have an irreverent appeal to audiences beyond those who have watched WWE and 2 Broke Girls:
John Cena voicing a robot is one of those dreams someone may not realize they had until they see it in action, as his voice as Robo really makes this trailer. Kat Dennings is no slouch either as the two actors trade quips, curse, and fight their way through an interplanetary world seemingly inspired by Mad Max. That premise sounds like another hit for Youtube Red, and for audiences who decide to tune into the series to see what it's all about Wednesday, May 30.
One surprise from the Dallas & Robo trailer is that the footage did not feature one reference to John Cena's life as a WWE superstar. One would think an animated series that has a fighting robot voiced by a pro wrestler would at least pop in one or two of his signature moves in the show as a wink to fans tuning into the series. That said, the show doesn't exactly seem kid-friendly, so perhaps Cena and the WWE discouraged associating Robo too closely to Cena's in-ring persona. Lack of references aside, the WWE seems to support Cena's animated endeavor and will be co-hosting the episodes on its YouTube channel along with YouTube Red.
John Cena and Kat Dennings are the stars of Dallas & Robo but as the back half of that trailer teased, there are some other big names making an appearance as well. Legendary Breaking Bad villain and Westworld guest star Giancarlo Esposito will be lending his voice, as well as former Saturday Night Live cast member Taran Killam and the actress in all those AT&T commercials (as well as other stuff) Milana Vayntrub. Behind the scenes, Dallas & Robo has Bojack Horseman and F Is For Family director Mike Roberts as the show's creator and as an executive producer. With talents like that supporting the ever-entertaining Cena and Dennings, it's hard to see how this show is anything less than another success for YouTube Red.
Dallas & Robo land on YouTube Red Wednesday, May 30. For a look at some other shows headed to streaming in the near future, be sure to check out our Netflix and Amazon premiere guides. Those wishing to see a more generalized list of upcoming shows heading to television regardless of which platform they air on will find what they need with our summer premiere guide.