‘Ballmastrz: 9009’ is an American adult animated comedy series that airs on the Adult Swim Network and first premiered on April 9, 2018. The series has been created and directed by Christy Karacas, best known for ‘Superjail!’.
Adult Swim has been known to mix up their content to cater to adults who might like cartoons. Some of their most popular shows like ‘Rick and Morty‘, ‘Family Guy‘, and ‘The Jellies!‘ offer a brand of morbid and almost vulgar humor that is better suited for adults, while also tackling philosophical questions through their content. When it comes to ‘Ballmastrz: 9009’ you can throw all the philosophical content out of the window and exchange it for over-the-top craziness because that is what the show offers from the get-go.
The premise of the show is a basic redemptive arc of one of the greatest players of a lethal game. Set in a dystopic future, this player scandalously falls from grace and must now lead one of the worst teams in the game to a victory to redeem herself and prove her worth to a ruler, who is somewhat crazy. There is no denying that this is a polarizing show, and you will either love it or hate it, and you can decide that almost at the start. A couple of episodes in, if you find the fast pace, the visuals, and the gore too much for you, you will stop, or else, you will end up like me, hooked to the game and the show.
Ballmastrz: 9009 Cast: Who is in it?
The cast of ‘Ballmastrz: 9009’ includes Natasha Lyonne of ‘Orange is the New Black‘ and ‘Russian Doll‘ fame, as Gaz Digzy, a drunk, notorious party girl. Gaz starts off as a star player of the Boom Boom Boys, but with fame comes the thorns, and her drinking problem leads her to a downward spiral till she ends up with the worst team in the game. There too, her drinking hinders her, though she shows that she is very knowledgable about how the game is played.
Jessica DiCicco voices Ace Ambling, the lead player of the team Leptons, DiCicco also features as Duleena- a bipolar girl of the team. When Gaz is forced to join the Leptons, Ace is in awe of her since Gaz has always been Ace’s idol, and this is something the former star later begins to appreciate.
Dana Snyder appears as Baby Ball, a mocking and crass member of the Leptons. Eric Bauza voices Flip Champion, a walking cut-off piece of a body having a sensor-deprived helmet with him. He is a true warrior.