Took long enough.
Set to stream on Saturday, March 17th is a new original animated comedy series for Snapchat called Highly Gifted. You may recall last year, we spoke with the creators, but the new series will premiere weekly on the Snapchat Discover page.
Nat Faxon (Married) has officially been added to the cast. Faxon will voice Schnazi, an amoral social Darwinist. Josh Brener (Silicon Valley) will play the nerdy Dave, and comedian/YouTube star Jamie Curry will voice Jody, the magnet program’s most popular girl.
The Shadowmachine/Maker Studios series comes from The Lehrer Boys and is a semi-autobiographical show based on the Lehrer brothers’ years of being shunted to highly-gifted programs, where they existed in a precarious intellectual bubble within the larger school — an exotic and forbidden world, where people went on dates, attended sporting events, partied, and engaged in other exotic and mysterious rites and ceremonies.
Also added to the cast is Drake Bell (Ultimate Spider-Man) as the voice of “Alan” a cheerfully supportive uber-dork who is always there with awful social advice for his best-bud, Dave, Ron Funches (Crash & Bernstein) as “Jerry”, a nerd with enough sense to know that you have to bury your nerdy passion for clipper ships and Monty Python under a veneer of basketball lingo and high-fives., and Kesha as “Tess” described as a progressive activist who lectures everyone about income inequality and environmental justice from her parent’s immense mansion and six-car-garage
Check out a teaser below.