Lots of new TV shows struggle in their first seasons and end up being cancelled due to low ratings. FOX’s The Great North series won’t have to worry about that. This upcoming animated show from Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers) has already been renewed for a second season. The Great North, which was ordered to series in May 2019, is expected to debut in 2021.
Here’s the FOX press release about the season two renewal:
FOX ENTERTAINMENT ORDERS SECOND SEASON OF UPCOMING ANIMATED SERIES “THE GREAT NORTH,” FROM “BOB’S BURGERS” CREATOR LOREN BOUCHARD
In advance of its series premiere, FOX Entertainment has renewed the all-new animated comedy THE GREAT NORTH, for a second season. The series comes from BOB’S BURGERS creator Loren Bouchard, and is created, written and executive-produced by BOB’S BURGERS writers and executive producers Wendy Molyneux and Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and writer Minty Lewis (“Regular Show”).
“Wendy, Lizzie, Minty and Loren delivered a show that embodies our animation brand so strongly, they left us no choice but to give this stellar series an early renewal ahead of its midseason debut,” said Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, for FOX Entertainment. “Of course, we’d also like to thank our friends at 20th, who continue to be tremendous partners.”
THE GREAT NORTH follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family, as a single dad, BEEF (Nick Offerman), does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close – especially his only daughter, JUDY (Jenny Slate), whose artistic dreams lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. Rounding out the family are Judy’s older brother, WOLF, (Will Forte) and his fiancé, HONEYBEE (Dulcé Sloan), her middle brother, HAM (Paul Rust), and ten-year-old-going-on-fifty little brother, MOON (Aparna Nancherla). While their mother is not in the picture, Judy seeks guidance from her new boss, ALYSON (Megan Mullaly), and her imaginary friend, ALANIS MORISSETTE (guest-voicing as herself), who appears to her in the Northern Lights. Bento Box Entertainment serves as the animation studio on THE GREAT NORTH.
THE GREAT NORTH is a 20th Century Fox Television production. The series is created and written by Wendy Molyneux, Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin and Minty Lewis, who also serve as showrunners and executive producers. BOB’S BURGERS creator Loren Bouchard also serves as executive producer. Animation is produced through Bento Box Entertainment. “Like” THE GREAT NORTH on Facebook at facebook.com/GreatNorthFOX. Follow the series on Twitter @GreatNorthFOX and join the discussion using #TheGreatNorth.
What do you think? Are you looking forward to watching The Great North TV series on FOX? Are you more likely to watch a new show if it’s already been renewed?