Ark: Animated Series Part 2 Gets Exciting Release Update (Official)

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Ark: The Animated Series

Ark: The Animated Series fans now have an exciting update about when Part 2 of Season 1 will get its release.

Based on the Ark: Survival Evolved video game, Ark: The Animated Series debuted on Paramount+ on March 21 to rave reviews as fans embraced the sci-fi fantasy series.

Featuring a star-studded cast that includes Vin Diesel, Russell Crowe, and Michelle Yeoh, the first six episodes highlight a paleontologist who winds up on a strange island filled with dinosaurs and never-before-seen technology.

Fortunately, Part 2 is already well on its way to releasing after Part 1 ended with an extended "Coming Soon" tease, utilizing various scenes of new footage from upcoming episodes.

Ark: The Animated Series Part 2 Release Update

Ark: The Animated Series co-showrunner Jeremy Stieglitz gave viewers an exciting update about when to expect the second part of Season 1 to be released on Paramount+.

Responding to a question on X (formerly Twitter) asking if there were more than six episodes, Stieglitz confirmed there are 13 episodes in total, with the remaining episodes set to "release later this year:"

"There are thus far 13 episodes (or 14 depending on how one considers a double-header). Part 2 with the rest of the episodes will release later this year!"

He also confirmed that Part 2 consists of Episode 7 through Episode 13, noting that it will take "about six more months" to finish the necessary work on the latter half of the episodes in Season 1:

"Part 2 is 'Episodes 7 thru 13' of Season 1. It's just taking us about 6 more months to finish the post-production on those big episodes. (so Season 1 is split into two parts)"

Speaking further on Part 2, the showrunner indicated that there will be more "Dino battles and hard-sci-fi stuff" coming in these later episodes, explaining how those take much more time to render in post-production:

"Part 2 needed more time in post-production. Massive Dino battles and hard-sci-fi stuff needs more VFX

When Will Ark: The Animated Series Part 2 Be Released?

Looking at Stieglitz's comments on Ark: The Animated Series Part 2's anticipated release, fans are now analyzing when exactly that release date will come.

The series first went into post-production in June 2023 after recording finished, indicating about a nine-month gap between that time and Part 1's debut on Paramount+.

The big question now is when the "six more months" that Stieglitz mentioned starts, seeing as that could be six months from when Part 1 debuted or sometime before that.

Should it be the former of those dates, fans could potentially expect Part 2 to hit Paramount+ sometime in September or October.

Thankfully, these comments confirm that Part 2 will be released no later than December 2024.

Ark: The Animated Series Part 1 is now streaming on Paramount+.

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- About The Author: Richard Nebens
Richard Nebens joined The Direct in March 2020, now serving as the site's Senior Writer and also working as an assistant editor and content creator. He started his journalism career as a hobby in 2019 and is passionate about sharing news and stories from the entertainment industry, especially comic book movies, comedy, and sci-fi. Richard looks to expand his knowledge about movies and TV every day, and he is eager to stay locked into the latest releases and breaking news at every opportunity.