The Netflix train continues to roll as they add another big time comedian with a show to their bulbous slate of comedian based shows. The streaming platform has greenlit Big Mouth from Kroll Show's title character/creator Nick Kroll. Variety says the show will be a 30 minute "edgy, surreal animated comedy," which describes most of what Kroll usually does. It follows teenagers, Nick and Andrew (Kroll's irl bff and Family Guy writer/producer Andrew Goldberg) who are on the cusp of puberty. John Mulaney is said to actually voice the character of Andrew however. Of course, other comedians are joining the voice cast including Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein. Big Mouth will scream its first ten episodes on Netflix in 2017.
Jenny Slate is on top of the world right now. News released last week that she was seeing Captain America himself, Chris Evans, and now the comedy star is headed back to work with her Obvious Child team. Reporting from Cannes, The Hollywood Reporter says that Slate is set to star in writers Gillian Robespierre and Elisabeth Holm's new film, Landline. This will be the three's third collaboration after Obvious Child and a 2015 FX pilot. John Turturro, Edie Falco, and Jay Duplass are on board as well. Check out the synopsis below:
Boy, can Adam Scott throw a punch or what? I wonder if director of My Blind Brother Sophie Goodheart told Scott that would be a condition of him working on the movie. Deadline has a new clip of the movie that also stars Jenny Slate and Nick Kroll. My Blind Brother follows the blind brother himself played by Adam Scott who's handsome and a ladies man. Kroll plays his younger brother who serves as Scotts' eyes. And Slate is the woman they both fall for.
Netflix continues giving your favorite comedians their own shows and the next one its premiering is Maria Bamford's Lady Dynamite on May 20. The Mitch Hurwitz produced series is a half hour single camera comedy that follows the comedienne as she "loses -- and then finds -- her shit."
Like many of its comtemporaries, the show is going to have a multitude of guest stars including Sarah Silverman, Jenny Slate, Adam Pally, June Diane Raphael, Tig Notaro, Patton Oswalt and way more. This isn't the first time Bamford has appeared on Netflix. She also has a very intimate standup special that is sure to delight. To add to the announcement enjoyment, Bamford is having a tweetgasm as she asks her fans to tweet her videos of their excitement. Her friends get in on the fun too.
Jenny Slate is coming fresh off of success with the abortion dramedy Obvious Child and several Parks and Rec appearances to make her own pilot for FX. Back in March, it was reported that Slate would be taking a back seat with her regular appearances on Married to focus on her own show.
Variety is saying that said show is moving forward to pilot with creators Gillian Robespierre and Obvious Child's Elisabeth Holm. The script will be handled by the both of them while Robespierre is set to direct.
The pilot is likened to Thelma and Louise: "an honest comedy exploring the adult female friendship of two creative partners — Lou (Slate) and Viv (Graynor) — as they embark on a cross-country road trip. Gutsy born and raised New Yorkers, Lou and Viv discover each other in their 30s, make a movie together, and jump into the great unknown of their next project. Lou and Viv find strength and vulnerability in each other, learning how to have a fight and somehow still get back in the car."
Filming begins Tuesday in New York so, if you see any high speed chase with police headed towards a cliff, say hi to Jenny.