While its series premiere was officially slated for Sunday, September 25th, the Son of Zorn TV show will premiere early on FOX, Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 8:00pm ET/PT, following the first NFL doubleheader of the 2016-17 television season. The network says the live-action/animation hybrid comedy will then air in its regular timeslot, with an all-new episode on September 25th.
Jason Sudeikis voices the animated Zorn, “…a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated.” Zorn returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines) as well as his teenage son, Alan (Johnny Pemberton). The cast also includes Tim Meadows and Artemis Pebdani. Get the details from this FOX press release.
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“SON OF ZORN” TO PREVIEW FOLLOWING NFL DOUBLEHEADER, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, ON FOX
Hybrid Live Action/Animated Comedy Premieres Sunday, September 25
The new FOX comedy SON OF ZORN will preview on Sunday, Sept. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), following the season’s first NFL doubleheader on FOX. The series will then premiere in its regular time period with an all-new episode Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT).
From executive producers Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (“The LEGO Movie,” “21 Jump Street”), and featuring the voice of Jason Sudeikis (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH, “Horrible Bosses,” “We’re the Millers”), SON OF ZORN is a new hybrid live-action/animated comedy about a warrior from a faraway island in the Pacific Ocean – where everything and everyone is animated – who returns to Orange County, CA, to win back his live-action ex-wife and teenage son.
In the series’ special preview episode, “Return to Orange County,” airing Sunday, Sept. 11 (8:00-8:30 PM ET/PT), Zorn (Sudeikis) travels from his native land of Zephyria to California to visit his son, Alangulon, aka Alan (Johnny Pemberton, “21 Jump Street”). While there, he learns that his ex-wife, Edie (Cheryl Hines, “Curb Your Enthusiasm“), has a fiancé (Tim Meadows, “Saturday Night Live“). But to reconnect with his son, Zorn stays and obtains a job where, despite his “unique” qualities, he is welcomed by his new boss (Artemis Pebdani, “Scandal,” “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“).
In the all-new series premiere episode, “Defender of Teen Love,” airing Sunday, Sept. 25 (8:30-9:00 PM ET/PT), Zorn rediscovers the mystical “Stone of Sight” in an old box and uses it to help Alan get closer to his crush, Nancy. Meanwhile, Edie tells Zorn to move his boxes out of her garage and into his apartment.
SON OF ZORN is a production of 20th Century Fox Television. Reed Agnew and Eli Jorné (“Wilfred“) co-created and co-wrote the pilot. Phil Lord, Christopher Miller and Seth Cohen (THE LAST MAN ON EARTH) executive-produce, alongside Agnew and Jorné. Sally Bradford McKenna (“The Grinder,” “The Goldbergs“) executive-produces and serves as showrunner. Eric Appel (BROOKLYN NINE-NINE) executive-produces and serves as director. “Like” SON OF ZORN on Facebook at facebook.com/SonOfZorn. Follow the series on Twitter @SonOfZorn and join the discussion at #SonOfZorn. See photos and videos on Instagram by following @SonOfZorn.
What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Son of Zorn TV series? Do you plan to check out the first season premiere on FOX?