FOX is having a busy week in animation. A couple days after ordering Bless the Harts to series, the network has ordered a pilot presentation for The Great North.
The Great North follows the Alaskan adventures of the Tobin family as single dad Beef does his best to keep his weird bunch of kids close, especially as the artistic dreams of his only daughter Judy lead her away from the family fishing boat and into the glamorous world of the local mall. So it’s basically the Belchers if the Belchers had gotten into the fish business and knew how to fend off polar bears. The dad’s name is literally Beef, for cryin’ out loud!
Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Apart Nancherla, Will Forte, and Dulcé Sloan will be part of the cast for the series being brought to you by producer Loren Bouchard, Wendy Molyneux, and Lizzie Molyneux plus actress Minty Lewis.
All this WITH a Disney buy AND New FOX threatening to go to just live programming? I’m not complaining, the more the merrier. This, of course, caps off a busy couple of months for Loren Bouchard whom also has a series coming to Apple called Central Park.