|Created by||Myles Langlois|
|Voices of||Tom Kenny|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||1|
|No. of episodes||6 (and 1 pilot) (list of episodes)|
|Running time||11 minutes|
|Distributor||Warner Bros. Television Distribution|
|Original network||Adult Swim|
December 4, 2016
July 9, 2017 – present
Apollo Gauntlet is an American adult animated television series created by Canadian animator Myles Langlois, it follows the eponymous superhero as he fights evil in a futuristic medieval society. The series is produced by 6 Point Harness, Mosaic, and Williams Street. The series aired its pilot episode on December 4, 2016. The first season aired on Adult Swim from July 9 to August 13, 2017.
Apollo Gauntlet is the pseudonym of Paul Cassidy, a police officer on Earth who gets sent to a futuristic medieval society by Dr. Benign. His namesake derives from the pair of sentient talking gauntlets he wears along with his magical suit. In this society Apollo Gauntlet fights evil while trying to capture Dr. Benign.
- Apollo Gauntlet (voice by Myles Langlois)
- King Bellenus (voice by Tom Kenny)
- Daphne (voice by Kelsy Abbott)
- Superknife (voice by Ryan Kwanten)
- Monty (voice by Mark Proksch)
- Rubis (voice by Betsy Sodaro)
- Orenthal Bellenus (voice by James Urbaniak)
Apollo Gauntlet was created by Myles Langlois, a Canadian animator. It was one of two original animated series announced by Adult Swim in March 2017, along with Brian Wysol's Hot Streets. The series is an adaptation of Langlois' web series of the same name, which was released in 2012 on Rug Burn, a YouTube network. 6 Point Harness. is the production company behind the Apollo Gauntlet television series, along with Mosaic and Williams Street. Each episode runs eleven minutes.
Release and reception
Apollo Gauntlet began airing on Adult Swim in July 2017. The pilot episode aired in December 4, 2016, and was previously released on Adult Swim's official website in August 2016, along with the pilots for several prospective television series, including Hot Streets. Viewers could rate each pilot by clicking one of five buttons corresponding to their reactions.
Daniel Kurland of the Den of Geek called the plainness of its animation style unique, identifying influences from the He-Man animated series and other animated fare from the 1960s and '70s. Kurland wrote that its setting would allow many stories to be told and that the "rogues' gallery of creatures" prevalent in the pilot were indicative of many more "exciting" creatures. The A.V. Club's William Hughes called both Apollo and Hot Streets "very Adult Swim–esque", writing that they felt in tandem with Adult Swim's "core aesthetic of cheap-looking, surrealist animation mixed with self-aware dialogue, delivered with a distinctive slacker vibe".
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||US viewers|
|0||Pilot||"Pilot"||Myles Langlois and Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||December 4, 2016||0.727|
|Voice cast: Langlois as Apollo and his gauntlets and Smiley, Tom Kenny as Repulsius, Corporal Vile and Moryn, Betsy Sodaro as Rubis, Mark Proksch as Montgomery, Kelsy Abbott as Princess Daphne, and James Urbaniak as Prince Belenus and Dr. Benign|
Season 1 (2017)
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Prod.|
|1||1||"Origin"||Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||July 9, 2017||101||0.709|
|Paul Cassidy, a cop from Earth, is transported to another world by an evil scientist named Dr. Benign. But when he discovers a magical suit and talking gauntlets in an underground chamber, Paul transforms into a new hero: Apollo Gauntlet.|
|2||2||"Eros"||Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||July 16, 2017||102||0.551|
|Prince Eros returns to the Kingdom of Bellenus and threatens to usurp Apollo Gauntlet's position as local hero, as well as his own brother Orenthal's claim to the royal throne.|
|3||3||"Lunacy"||Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||July 23, 2017||103||0.513|
|When Corporal Vile creates anarchy in the kingdom with a frozen eclipse, Apollo and his nemesis - Dr. Benign - must work together to stop it.|
|4||4||"Dinner Party"||Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||July 30, 2017||104||0.825|
|While attending a fancy dinner party at Castle Bellenus, Apollo uncovers a plot to assassinate the Royal Family. Can he save them... or will he just embarrass himself?|
|5||5||"Demon"||Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||August 6, 2017||105||0.676|
|Apollo and his hero friends go on a camping vacation to relax, but end up stumbling upon the nefarious rituals of an evil cult.|
|6||6||"Bellenus Blade"||Greg Franklin||Myles Langlois||August 13, 2017||106||0.868|
|Apollo finally has the opportunity to return to Earth. But before leaving, he risks everything by visiting Daphne to convince her to follow her true destiny.|
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