If you’re a fan of animation you’ve probably watched Cartoon Network’s critically acclaimed series, Steven Universe. If you’re really plugged into it you might have noticed Rebecca Sugar, Steven Universe’s creator, posting about a new show that’s coming out titled OK K.O.!: Let’s Be Heroes.
The synopsis of OK K.O.! Let’s Be Heroes is as follows.
The series follows K.O., an endlessly optimistic kid attempting to level up to be the best he can be in a dynamic universe of friends and challenging foes, including the evil Lord Boxman who is on a quest to destroy Lakewood Plaza, a mall for heroes.
That sounds likes a ton of fun, but will Steven Universe fans find anything to like in it? Show creator (and former supervising director on Steven Universe) Ian Jones-Quartey thinks so. In fact, there’s a lot of overlap between the two shows.
“In Steven Universe, Steven has a favorite toy called G.U.Y.S. Guys Under Your Supervision,” Jones-Quartey explains. “It’s about a bunch of weird different guys that all fight together and stuff. I created that and that’s OK K.O.! If you ever wanted to know what Steven’s favorite show is like, it’s basically this show. It’s a bunch of different guys who are a bunch of cool weird guys. A ninja guy. A fighter guy. An alien guy. That is essentially the show that I made. “
Thankfully OK K.O.!’s cast are defined by more than one word. There’s the main character K.O. who, according to Jones-Quartey, can be compared to Steven in Steven Universe. “(K.O.’s a) loveable main character just trying to do the right thing,” Jones-Quartey says. “He really just wants to be a person who helps people. He’s a very empathetic and caring kid. He really just wants to find his place in the world just like we all do.”
K.O. goes to work at Gar’s Hero Supply and Bodega where they sell superhero supplies and occasionally defend it from super villain attacks. His coworkers include the apathetic…