Imagine Netflix’s recommendation algorithm as a dragon dozing atop its hoard of treasures. The dragon sleeps, listlessly dreaming of new opportunities to add to its already massive collection. Beneath it, a treasure trove of content beckons, tempting knights in shining armor or crafty rogues to pilfer the gems hidden beneath it. And once in a while, the knights succeed: Squid Game, The Queen’s Gambit, The Witcher, and Tiger King all emerged from the hoard, skyrocketing to record viewership.
But for every viral hit, there’s a whole cavalcade of worthy shows that don’t break into the mainstream and find the audience they deserve. Instead, these shows are relegated to relative obscurity, lost in shadow beneath the dragon’s slumbering form.
Enter Kipo And the Age of Wonderbeasts, an animated post-apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy hybrid that never escaped from the dragon’s cave (or at least, not yet…).