Pinocchio may have been Netflix’s most well-known animated film of 2022, which makes sense, but the streaming service also offered a number of other high-quality animated films and programs throughout the year. One of them was The Sea Beast, a delightfully retro computer-generated movie about sailors hunting down enormous undersea beasts. We rated the movie as one of the finest animated films of the year. We’re getting another, which is good news.
Chris Williams, the film’s director and co-writer, has signed a contract with Netflix that calls for a Sea Beast sequel, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The primary actors from the previous film, Jacob Holland (Karl Urban) and his adopted daughter Maisie Brumble, are anticipated to return in the sequel (Zaris-Angel Hator).
The first film was a success for Netflix, earning the title of most-watched animated film in the company’s 25-year history and spending the second-longest period of time in the year’s Top 10 list, at seven weeks.
“I never thought beyond the first movie. We were not planning for a series,” said Williams, who added that Netflix had been incredibly kind to him while making the first movie. Though the first movie ended pretty neatly, he did offer up the idea of a sequel showing Jacob and Maisie now having to truly adjust to being a family.