Trailer: Amazon Original ‘Niko and the Sword of Light’ Bows July 21

Niko and the Sword of Light
Niko and the Sword of Light

A new original animated fantasy-adventure is heading to Prime Video, as Amazon Original Kids Series Niko and the Sword of Light is set to premiere on July 21. The show has already scored a first for Amazon Originals by winning an Emmy Award for the pilot (which Prime members can stream now) ahead of the series debut.

“We’re excited for kids and families to enter into Niko’s unique, rich world and meaningfully connect with the series characters as they tag along on epic adventures together,” said Tara Sorensen, Head of Kids Programming at Amazon Studios. “The series pilot was extremely popular among viewers, who were won over by the show’s quirky engaging storylines and humor, and we can’t wait to present them with many more exhilarating escapades in Season 1.”

Featuring the voices of Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants), Andre Robinson (Doc McStuffins), Steve Blum (Star Wars Rebels), Kevin Michael Richardson (The Penguins of Madagascar), Jim Cummings (Shrek) and Kari Wahlgren (Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness), Niko and the Sword of Light follows 10-year-old Niko, the last of his kind in a strange, fantastical world, as he embarks on an epic quest to defeat the darkness and bring the light back to his land. Armed with his magic sword, brave Niko journeys to the Cursed Volcano, making new friends and powerful foes along the way, all while uncovering secrets about his mysterious past.

The series is based on the motion graphic comic by Imaginism Studios — which delivered character and concept designs for Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland and Men in Black 3 — and Studio NX (The Carrot and Rabbit Show, Tree Fu Tom). Animation is provided by Titmouse (Metalocalypse, Turbo FAST). Robe Hoegee (Generator Rex, Teen Titans) serves as executive producer and showrunner.

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light

Niko and the Sword of Light