Netflix has ordered the animated Big Mouth TV show to series. Described as edgy and surreal, the half hour comedy about “teenaged adventures in puberty,” comes from The League‘s Nick Kroll and Family Guy‘s Andrew Goldberg and is slated to premiere in 2017. Kroll and Goldberg have been friends since childhood.
John Mulany is voicing the character Andrew, while Kroll will voice Nick. The Big Mouth TV series voice cast also includes Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, and Jessi Klein.
Here is the Netflix press release.
NICK KROLL’S “BIG MOUTH” COMING ONLY TO NETFLIX
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney to Voice Central Characters to the New Original Animated Series
Additional Voice Talent Includes Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, and Jessi Klein.
Beverly Hills, CA, June 13, 2016 — Netflix has ordered to series Big Mouth, a 10-episode, half-hour edgy, surreal animated comedy from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show, The League) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy) about teenaged adventures in puberty. The show will premiere everywhere Netflix is available in 2017.
Comedian John Mulaney (John Mulaney: The Comeback Kid, Saturday Night Live) will lend his voice to the character of Andrew, while Kroll will obviously voice Nick. Maya Rudolph (Maya & Marty, Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (The League, Lady Dynamite), Jordan Peele (Keanu, Key and Peele), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, Documentary Now!), Jenny Slate (Girls, Lady Dynamite) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer) are among the other actors who will lend their voices to the series.
Kroll, Goldberg and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett (Little Manhattan, Nim’s Island) are all creators and executive producers on the series. Big Mouth is a Netflix production.
“There are few things that keep me up at night… .Nick Kroll’s adventures in puberty is one of them, so we greenlit this series with very few questions asked,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix vice president of original content.
“Andrew and I have been best friends since 1st grade, so this show is over 30 years in the making. I can’t wait to tell all the stories that make up the glorious nightmare of puberty,” commented Nick Kroll.
Nick Kroll is the creator and star of the critically acclaimed series Kroll Show, which aired on Comedy Central, and he co-starred as ‘Ruxin’ in the hit FX series, The League. In 2013, Kroll was honored with the BREAKOUT STAR OF THE YEAR award at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal. He will next be seen on the big screen in Jeff Nichols’ upcoming feature, Loving, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, as well as the New Line feature, The House. He will also appear in the upcoming animated feature films, Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party, Illumination’s, Sing and Dreamworks’, Captain Underpants. Kroll recently completed his nationally sold out tour and rave-reviewed off-Broadway run of Oh, Hello, which he co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in alongside John Mulaney.
Andrew Goldberg is a writer-producer who began his career at FOX’s animated comedy Family Guy where he rose to the rank of Co-Executive Producer. His feature script, The Wedding for CBS Films, appeared on the 2011 Black List. Kroll and Goldberg met in first grade and quickly became best friends. Their legendary lip-sync performance of Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now at Camp Wildwood in 1992 remains infamous to this day. This collaboration has been 30 years in the making.
John Mulaney was named one of Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” in 2008–the same year he began working at Saturday Night Live where he appeared as a “Weekend Update” correspondent and co-created characters such as “Stefon” with Bill Hader. In 2014 he created and starred in FOX’s comedy Mulaney and in November he released his third comedy special The Comeback Kid on Netflix. Mulaney’s previous comedy specials include The Top Part released in 2009 and a Comedy Central Special and Album New In Town in 2012. Upon review of New In Town, EW.com hailed Mulaney as “one of the best stand-up comics alive.”
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What do you think? Do you like the sound of the Big Mouth TV show? Do you plan to check it out when it drops to Netflix?
Netflix – I have generally found your lineup to be entertaining but am beyond disappointed to see the Big Mouth “cartoon” series on the horizon. Don’t our children have enough to contend with without you formally adding more trash to their agenda of exposures? COME ON!!! Please do not post this series. As much as I have enjoyed several of your productions I will be inclined to cancel my subscription and will be encouraging others to do the same. Very very sad.