Wednesday, 26 September, 2018

Apple grabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator's new animated musical series

Loren Bouchard CREDIT David Buchan Variety REX Shutterstock
Rita Gibson | 13 March, 2018, 10:46

The new series is a musical comedy that tells a story of how about a family of caretakers that lives in Central Park in New York City.

The series hails from Loren Bouchard (who created and EP's Fox's Bobs Burgers) and co-writers Nora Smith (also a Bobs Burgers EP) and Josh Gad.

The two co-starred in "Frozen" in 2013.

Already greenlit for two seasons, the series will follow a family of caretakers that work and live in the famous NY landmark. The animated comedy will have two 13-episode seasons.

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The series was developed by 20th TV, with probably the best animated pedigree in prime time television (The Simpsons, Family Guy, and King of the Hill, among others), but despite sharing a corporate parent, FOX declined to pick up the project.

The show will star the voices of Gad, who played Olaf the snowman in Frozen, as well as Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs and Kathryn Hahn.

The series was originally planned to join the roster of great animated series on FOX, but after FOX passed, a bidding war followed with Netflix, Hulu and Apple.

Apple had added yet another show to its growing list of to be produced original content.

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