Adult Swim Grabs Christy Karacas’ Manic Anime Homage ‘Ballmastrz: 9009’

Ballmastrz: 9009
Ballmastrz: 9009

Fans of the frenetic violence, action, off-color humor and fantastically freaky worldbuilding of Superjail! have something shiny and new to look forward to. Adult Swim has picked up Ballmastrz: 9009 — a new quarter-hour series from Christy Karacas and produced by Titmouse, set to premiere Sunday, April 8 at midnight ET/PT. Fresh back-to-back episodes will debut each week.

Karacas, an animator, writer, director who created Superjail! with animation artist Stephen Warbrick and writer Ben Gruber, describes the show’s animation as a hybrid of his style that incorporates the elements of anime he loves. The plot revolves around a violent battle-stand-in sport known as The Game.

Ballmastrz: 9009, set appropriately in the year 9009, follows washed-up superstar and notorious party girl Gaz Digzy. After a downward spiral of destructive antics, Gaz is demoted to the worst team in The Game: The Leptons. Her only way back to the top is to somehow lead her team of pathetic misfits to victory … and she’ll need all the luck she can get.

Natasha Lyonne leads the voice cast, along with Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Jessica DiCicco, Eric Bauza, Christopher McCulloch and Karacas. Special guests include Norman Reedus, Stephanie Sheh and Mike O’Gorman.

Ballmastrz: 9009

Ballmastrz: 9009

Christy Karacas

Christy Karacas