Hollywood industry trade paper Variety has been able to confirm that as part of the forthcoming 25th anniversary celebrations planned for Cartoon Network‘s Toonami programming block, the block will feature a new co-production as well as two more seasons of FLCL following the previous additions to the franchise in Progressive and Alternative in 2019.
According to Variety, the new entries in the FLCL franchise will be titled “FLCL: Grunge” and “FLCL: Shoegaze,” and are currently in production. “Grunge” will be directed by Hitoshi Takekiyo and animated by MontBlanc Pictures with a release slated for 2023 and a teaser embedded below. “Shoegaze” is directed by Yutaka Uemura and animated by Production I.G x NUT working in collaboration with a premiere date yet to be confirmed.
The second franchise getting featured is “Housing Complex C” which centers around Kimi, who lives in a small, low-cost housing complex located in the seaside town of Kurosaki. The series will be directed by Yuji Nara with script and original concept by amphibian. The animation studio is Akatsuki.
All of the above are being executive produced by Jason DeMarco and Production IG’s Maki Terashima-Furuta, both of whom previously produced the previous FLCL sequels in Progressive and Alternative.