Keith Knight’s TV Show Has Release Date, Trailer

Lamorne Morris in Woke

There’s going to be a TV show based on the life and work of cartoonist Keith Knight, whose cartoons I’ve admired for a long time. His best work, imo, is The K Chronicles but he also had a more traditional newspaper comic strip, The Knight Life, and the editorial-style (th)ink.

Woke stars Lamorne Morris (New Girl) as Keef, a cartoonist whose worldview is changed (he starts seeing things talk to him) after a racist police encounter. It will have eight episodes, all of which launch on Hulu on September 9. Here’s the trailer:



2 comments

  • I’ve followed Keef’s work for decades and am sad to report that I fell asleep during the second ep.

    The conceit is good. The animation is excellent: I believe that Sharpies and malt liquor bottles and mailboxes are indeed talk . It does a wonderful job showing off the wonders of San Francisco, and yet it didn’t hold my attention.

  • I had a similar problem. My favorite part is the animated creations showing what he’s thinking, and I’ve heard that that goes away in later episodes, so I probably won’t make it all the way through the series.

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