This Friday, Netflix will release anime project Neo Yokio, a six-episode series from the mind of Vampire Weekend frontman Ezra Koenig.
It’s a deadpan satire of internet-era, high-society New York littered with pop culture references, from the obvious (a Taylor Swift-skewering episode features a pop star called Sailor Pellegrino) to the obscure (Damien Hirst’s For The Love Of God, a diamond encrusted skull, becomes possessed by a demon).
On its own, the show is bizarre and brilliant enough to merit your time – but its major drawing point is its cast of voice actors.
Koenig has enlisted the likes of Jude Law, Jaden Smith, Susan Sarandon, Stephen Fry, Richard Ayoade and many more to play a host of characters in his dystopian Neo Yokio.
Check out the full list of actors who have lent their voice to the series below.
Who does she play? Kaz’s no-nonsense aunt, who controls his finances – the bulk of which comes through their demon-slaying business.
What has Susan Sarandon been in recently? She co-starred in Emmy-nominated series Feud, about the rivalry between Bette Davis and Joan Crawford during their 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?
Tavi Gevinson – Helena St Tessero
Who does she play? A fashion blogger undergoing an existential crisis.
Where have I seen her before? Tavi rocketed to fame after starting her now massive fashion blog Rookie at the age of 12. Yes, twelve.
Desus Nice & The Kid Mero
Who do they play? Kaz’s best friends Lexy and Gottlieb.
Where have I seen them before? Like Tavi, these two rose to prominence with the help of the Twitterverse as hosts of Complex TV’s video series Desus vs. Mero. They now host a self titled talk show on VICELAND.
Jason Schwartzman – Arcangelo
Who does he play? A bourgeois field hockey player, and Kaz’s arch rival.
Where have I seen him before? Name your favourite Wes Anderson movie.
Richard Ayoade – Various
Who does he play? A number of suitably odd roles, including the clerk at a suit shop that Kaz and his friends frequent.
Where have I seen him before? The IT Crowd, The Crystal Maze, or perhaps Garth Merenghi’s Dark place.
Steve Buscemi – The Remembrancer
Who does he play? A judge who is deeply suspicious of Kaz’s links to an alleged terrorist.
Where have I seen him before? The Big Lebowski, The Sopranos, Reservoir Dogs, Boardwalk Empire
Who does he play? The principal of Kaz’s alma mater, who enlists him to rid the school of demons.
Alexa Chung – Kathy
Who does she play? Kaz’s ex-girlfriend.
Annet Mahendru – Mila Malevich
Who does she play? Flighty Russian Formula 1 driver Mila Malevich.
Where have I seen her before? As spy Nina Krilova in Cold War drama The Americans.
Who does he play? Kaz’s country-dwelling cousin.
Where have I seen him before? As Frank ‘The Body’ Gibiatti in Netflix’s The League.
Who does he play? Kaz’s uncle.
Where have I seen him before? Goodfellas, The Sopranos
The best of the rest (playing minor, unnamed characters)
Where have I seen him before? The recent Star Trek films, Guardians of The Galaxy, or Amazon’s The Tick.
Where have I seen him before? Wise is best known for his role as Leland Palmer in Twin Peaks.
Where have I seen her before? Alongside her father, Will, in post-apocalyptic sci-fi I Am Legend.
Where have I seen her before? Shipka starred as Don Draper’s daughter Sally in Mad Men.
Where have I seen her before? As Rue in The Hunger Games series, or Madeline Whittier in Everything Everything.
Neo Yokio arrives on Netflix on Friday 22nd September
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