Jamie Foxx is headed to Neo Yokio for Christmas!
The multi-hyphenate will voice an unknown character in the Christmas special for the Netflix anime series from The Vampire Weekend‘s Ezra Koenig.
We don’t know much about his role, but he receives prominent star-billing in a recently-released poster, so the role must be big.
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Neo Yokio is a play on Neo Tokyo, a city in the iconic anime Akira. Neo Yokio is a cultural oasis mix of New York and Tokyo at the forefront of fashion, finance and culture. Smith voices the series’ star, Kaz Kaan, who is the youngest in a family of “magistocrats.” They are pink-haired demon slayers who once liberated the city. Now, Kaz only demon-slays as coordinated by his Aunt Agatha (Susan Sarandon) when he’d rather be shopping, playing field hockey with his friends, Lexy and Gottlieb (The Kid Mero and Desus Nice), or chilling with his robot/butler, Charles (Jude Law).
In the first season, he’s drawn into a new world by an ex-fashion blogger and realizes there is more to Neo Yokio than meets the eye, and this will make him question everything he knows about the city.
Willow Smith and Amandla Stenberg voiced supporting characters in the show’s first season.
A premiere date of December 7 has been set for the Christmas special.