Max Brallier's series of graphic novels, The Last Kids on Earth, has been a roaring success, making the New York Times bestsellers list.
Now, the animated version—created by Vancouver-based Atomic Cartoons—is also winning plaudits for its comedic post-apocalyptic depiction of the world.
This week, the Netflix series was nominated for a Daytime Emmy for outstanding special class animated program.
The Last Kids on Earth is up against Big City Greens: Green Christmas (Disney Channel), Carmen Sandiego (Netflix), Elena of Avalor: The Magic Within (Disney Junior), and Milo Murphy's Law (Disney Channel).
This came three days after The Last Kids on Earth bagged six Leo Awards nominations, which celebrate the best in British Columbia film and television.
Thunderbird Entertainment owns Atomic, which signed Brallier to write and be executive producer of the series along with Atomic's CEO, Jennifer Twiner-McCarron, and CCO Matthew Berkowitz.
The star of the show is Jack Sullivan, a middle-schooler who lives in a treehouse. He's voiced by Vancouver's Nick Wolfhard (older brother of indie musician and actor Finn Wolfhard).
Vancouver comedian Charlie Demers voices the principal, Dirk Savage, and Mark Hamill voices Bardle. Toronto's Catherine O'Hara voices a female monster warrior named Skaelka.
Others in the cast include American actors Montse Hernandez, who voices June Del Toro, and Garland Whitt, who voices Quint Baker.
The Leo nominations came for best animated program or series, best direction animation program or series (Will Lau), best art direction animation program or series (Alex Tryfon), best sound animation program or series (Wes Swales), best musical score animation program or series (Marcelo Trevino), and best voice performance animation program or series (Wolfhard).
To see all the Leo Awards nominees, click the link in the tweet below.