The Future Is Adorable in Cleopatra in Space, DreamWorksTV's New Sci-Fi Show for Kids

That cat did NOT come here to play.
That cat did NOT come here to play.
Image: DreamWorks TV

There’s a lot we don’t know about ancient Egyptians, but a new animated series dares to wonder: What would Cleopatra have been like if she’d been able to time travel? Cleopatra in Space, based on Mike Maihack’s graphic novels, imagines the historic figure as a sassy teen who happens to be “the savior of the galaxy.”

DreamWorks TV just dropped the first trailer, featuring a haughty cat guardian, at least one toilet joke, sinister robots, elaborate handshakes, friendly and not-so-friendly aliens, space battles, and more—all aimed at kids, but the show looks like a fun ride for geeky grown-ups too.

Cleopatra in Space hits Peacock on April 15.


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Sure I’m not the only one disappointed that this isn’t an animated version of this timeless classic: