The other day, we learned that Ezra Koenig had spent much of 2015 working on a mysterious “vibey project you’ll hear abt soon.” And now it seems we’re hearing about it: In an interview last year, actually, Jude Law revealed that he was working with Jaden Smith on an animated series created by the Vampire Weekend frontman:
I was just part of a really eccentric and exciting project that Ezra Koenig, who’s the lead singer of Vampire Weekend — he wrote and conceived this animated series that’s about to start, I believe on Netflix, called Neo Yokyo. I think Jaden Smith is playing this little boy called Kai in it, and I’m his butler. I’m this kind of huge robot butler called Charles, who is also a rocket ship. And it takes place in a New York that is sort of combined with Tokyo in the future.
Sounds weird but potentially cool, and sounds like it could definitely be that vibey project that Ezra’s talking about.
things are bubbling in the sea beneath 14th street pic.twitter.com/wIHzsnJt5c
— Ezra Koenig (@arzE) June 11, 2015