Adult Swim Are Bringing Back ‘Metalocalypse’ for a Feature-Length Film

Adult Swim have announced that animated metal band Dethklok will make their return in the form of a feature-length Metalocalypse film greenlit by the network.

The new film will mark the first adventures of the fictional metal outfit fans have seen after the series was cancelled back in 2013. It will be helmed by the show’s creators, Brendon Small and Tommy Blacha.

In a press release, Adult Swim say the forthcoming film will see the band – Nathan Explosion, Skwisgaar Skwigelf, Pickles, William Murderface, and Toki Wartooth – facing off once again against the villainous Tribunal, picking up where the series left off.

“The power-hungry TRIBUNAL unveils their secret and deadly “Falconback Project” as the world grows in embattled chaos and the menacing Doomstar breaches the Earth’s atmosphere while the mysterious and twisted dissent of a band member threatens the future of Dethklok,” reads a synopsis.

“Picking up directly after the heroic rescue of Toki Wartooth: Can Dethklok choose between their egos and the greater good of the world to embark on a gauntlet of dangers that will try their very souls and finally write the song that will be their salvation?”

In addition to the Metalocalypse film, Adult Swim have also greenlit new Aqua Teen Hunger Force and The Venture Bros originals. All three will be released on Blu-ray/DVD and on digital transactional video on demand services, followed by premieres on HBO Max and Adult Swim.

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