Future Folktales, the Saudi Arabian animation series will have its second series set in the city of NEOM, as underlined by Manga Productions, the studio that created it.
According to Manga Productions, the second season will be set all along the futuristic city-building project, though nothing else about the series had been revealed.
Manga Productions will be having a global contest to design props for the show, however, with winning entries being featured in the show itself. The contest will start some time in 2021, though no concrete details have been given.
Future Folktales is a show about spreading Arab culture, produced by Manga Productions in partnership with Toei Animation. Manga Productions itself is owned by the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed Bin Salman.
NEOM is the futuristic city-building project, also owned by the Crown Prince. According to Manga CEO Dr Essam Bukhary, the partnership aims to inspire the future generations to be part of the development of NEOM and build a bright future for all humanity.”
Future Folktales first launched last January, with the goal of spreading awareness of Arab culture. According to Manga, the series “experienced viewership exceeding the 70 million mark around the world”. It’s also known by the name Asatir: Mirai No Mukashibanashi .