Neo Yokio season 2: Netflix anime 'not dead' says creator Ezra Koenig

It's been five months and no renewal

Christopher Hooton
Monday 12 February 2018 09:24 GMT

Neo Yokio, Ezra Koenig from Vampire Weekend's delightful Netflix cartoon, made the number two spot in our '20 best TV shows of 2017' list, and yet it's not clear whether it will be given more than one season.

There was no immediate renewal like we often see with Netflix Originals when it premiered on 22 September, 2017, nor in the subsequent weeks.

Is it all over before it had properly begun? Not so, Koenig has hinted.

Asked whether or not the show will return during an episode of his Beats 1 show 'Time Crisis' this week, Koenig said: "All I'll say is ‘Neo's not dead."

There may be scheduling issues aplenty if Neo Yokio does get renewed, the first season having used A-list talent like Jaden Smith, Jude Law, Susan Sarandon, Steve Buscemi and Jason Schwartzman for its voice cast.

Koenig has most recently been working on Vampire Weekend's new album.

The follow-up to Modern Vampires of the City was "80% done" in September according to Koenig and the writing was influenced by Kanye West.

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