|Directed by||Hisko Hulsing|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||8 (list of episodes)|
|Running time||22–24 minutes|
|Original network||Prime Video|
|Original release||September 13, 2019 –|
Undone is an American comedy-drama television animated series created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy, and starring Rosa Salazar. The series premiered on September 13, 2019, on Amazon Prime Video. It is Amazon's first original animated series and its first series to use rotoscoping. In November 2019, Amazon renewed Undone for a second season.
Undone explores "the elastic nature of reality through its central character, Alma. After getting into a nearly fatal car accident, Alma discovers she has a new relationship with time and uses this ability to find out the truth about her father’s death."
|No.||Title||Directed by||Written by||Original release date|
|1||"The Crash"||Hisko Hulsing||Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg||September 13, 2019|
|Alma is crying and distressed in her car, when she runs a red light and gets into a near fatal accident. In the past, Alma reflects on the ennui of her life. Her sister announces she is engaged, and Alma begins to question her own relationship and whether or not she is destined to be happy. She chooses to break up with her boyfriend, and gets into a fight with her sister over the engagement after she plays a role in her sister cheating on her fiance with a bartender. The fight is shown to be the reason that Alma was crying earlier in the episode, however the audience is shown that just before the crash Alma had a vision of her father, who has been dead for over 20 years.|
|2||"The Hospital"||Hisko Hulsing||Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg||September 13, 2019|
|3||"Handheld Blackjack"||Hisko Hulsing||Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg||September 13, 2019|
|4||"Moving the Keys"||Hisko Hulsing||Kate Purdy and Raphael Bob-Waksberg||September 13, 2019|
|5||"Alone in This (You Have Me)"||Hisko Hulsing||Kate Purdy||September 13, 2019|
|6||"Prayers and Visions"||Hisko Hulsing||Lauren Otero||September 13, 2019|
|7||"The Wedding"||Hisko Hulsing||Joanna Calo||September 13, 2019|
|8||"That Halloween Night"||Hisko Hulsing||Elijah Aron||September 13, 2019|
|Alma takes herself and Jacob back in time to the night of the lab break-in which is revealed to have been done by Camila after she learned that Jacob was experimenting on Alma. Farnaz then planned to reveal the truth to Camila and the head of their department which would've ruined Jacob's life. After a failed attempt by Jacob to get Alma to change her own past, she finally learns that Jacob had not been murdered but had purposefully driven himself and Farnaz off a cliff. Jacob decides to possess his past-self in an effort to change the past and promises to meet Alma at a pyramid in Mexico when the timelines realign. In the present, Sam and Camila attempt to convince Alma that she is schizophrenic as was her father. Alma breaks up with Sam, travels to Mexico, and spends the night at the pyramid waiting for Jacob. She is joined by Becca whose marriage to Reed has fallen apart. By morning, Jacob has failed to appear, causing Alma to doubt herself. After Becca leaves and the sun rises over the pyramid, Alma is shocked by something she sees.|
On March 6, 2018, it was announced that Amazon had given the production a straight-to-series order for one season. The series was created by Raphael Bob-Waksberg and Kate Purdy, who also serve as executive producers alongside Noel Bright, Steven A. Cohen, and Tommy Pallotta. Hisko Hulsing oversaw the production design and directed a team of animators working in the Netherlands. Undone's animation is created through a combination of live action motion capture and rotoscoping. Production companies involved with the series include The Tornante Company and animation companies Submarine and Minnow Mountain. The first trailer was released in June 2019. On November 21, 2019, the series was renewed for a second season alongside Purdy signing an exclusive deal with Amazon.
Alongside the initial series announcement, it was announced that Rosa Salazar had been cast in the series' lead role of Alma.
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