The year 2019 was certainly a banner one for adult animation and 2020 looks to be just as formidable. Can Amazon change the world again with it’s upcoming new series such as it did with Undone? Can FOX get it’s originals back on track? All these questions and more. Get a full rundown of the animated series we are MOST looking forward to checking out.
Premieres: February 16th 2020 on FOX
From award winners Mike and Julie Scully (THE SIMPSONS, “The Carmichael Show,” “Parks and Recreation”) comes DUNCANVILLE, an animated family comedy centered around a spectacularly average 15-year-old boy, and the people in his world. Poehler voices the series’ two leading characters, DUNCAN and his mother, ANNIE. The series also features the voices of Emmy Award winner Ty Burrell (“Modern Family”), Emmy Award nominee Riki Lindhome (“Garfunkel and Oates: Trying to be Special,” “Another Period”), Betsy Sodaro (“Another Period,” “Disjointed”), Yassir Lester (“Making History”) and Zach Cherry (“You,” “Crashing”), as well as guest voices Rashida Jones (“Parks and Recreation,” “Angie Tribeca”) and Wiz Khalifa (“American Dad!,” “BoJack Horseman”).
Central Park is a new musical animated comedy created by Loren Bouchard and co-written by Nora Smith and Josh Gad. The series stars Gad along with Leslie Odom Jr., Titus Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs and Kathryn Hahn and it follows Central Park-based family caretakers that save the park and the world.
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.
The cast includes Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Megan Mullally, Paul Rust, Aparna Nancherla, Will Forte, and Dulcé Sloan.
Invincible follows “Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his seventeenth birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father’s tutelage.” Invincible is an upcoming American animated superhero drama web television series, based on the comic book character of the same name by Robert Kirkman, set to premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2020.
Crossing Swords follows “Patrick, a goodhearted peasant who lands a coveted squire position at the royal castle. His dream job quickly turns into a nightmare when he learns his beloved kingdom is run by a hornet’s nest of horny monarchs, crooks and charlatans. Even worse, Patrick’s valor made him the black sheep in his family, and now his criminal siblings have returned to make his life hell. War, murder, full frontal nudity—who knew brightly colored peg people led such exciting lives?”
Crossing Swords is an upcoming American adult animated comedy web television series, created by John Harvatine IV and Tom Root, that is set to premiere in 2020 on Hulu. The voice cast is set to consist of Nicholas Hoult, Luke Evans, Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Tony Hale, Hynden Walch, Adam Pally, Adam Ray, Grey Griffin, and Jessica DiCicco.
Premieres: January 6th
Network: CW Seed
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS stars Primetime Emmy Award winner Michael Chiklis (“The Shield,” “Gotham”) as the titular voice of Slade/Deathstroke, Sasha Alexander (“Dawson’s Creek,” “Rizzoli & Isles”) as Addie, Chris Jai Alex (“Thundercats Roar”) as Jackal and Faye Mata (“Lego Friends: Girls On A Mission”) as Rose, Griffin Puatu as Jericho, Asher Bishop as Young Joseph, Colin Salmon as Wintergreen, Delbert Hunt as Tiger, Panta Mosleh as Lady Shiva, Imari Williams as President/Hive Pilot, Minae Noji as Secretary of State, Noshir Dalal as Kapoor and Castulo Guerra as General Suarez.
DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS follows in the tradition of CW Seed’s animated series VIXEN and FREEDOM FIGHTERS: THE RAY. Ten years ago, Slade Wilson—aka the super-assassin called Deathstroke—made a tragic mistake and his wife and son paid a terrible price. Now, a decade later, Wilson’s family is threatened once again by the murderous Jackal and the terrorists of H.IV.E. Can Deathstroke atone for the sins of the past—or will his family pay the ultimate price?
Written by J.M. DeMatteis (CW Seed’s “Constantine: City of Demons”) and directed by Sung Jin Ahn (“Niko and the Sword of Light”), DEATHSTROKE: KNIGHTS & DRAGONS is an animated DC series from Blue Ribbon Content and executive produced by Sam Register (“DC Super Hero Girls,” “Mike Tyson Mysteries”), Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash”) and Sarah Schechter (“Supergirl,” “Blindspot”).
The 20th Century FOX series that stars Justin Roiland (“Korvo”), Sean Giambrone (“Yumyulack”), Thomas Middleditch (“Terry”), and Mary Mack (“Jesse”) is slated to stream in 2020 for Hulu and it centers around “a family of aliens from a better world who must take refuge in middle America.
This Functional Family
truTV’s first-ever animated series, This Functional Family from comedian Jo Koy has been greenlit for a 10-episode first season slated to release next year. At the center of this multi-racial, multi-generational, multi-everything modern family is comedian Koy: a guy who just wants to be a good son, a better dad, a decent brother, and a solid ex-husband. Oh, and maybe get his career and dating life on track if his mother would just leave him the hell alone! Drawing upon real-life experiences and characters featured in Koy’s popular stand-up tour, this half-hour animated scripted series asks: what if the most real family on television was also a pretty weird cartoon? Created by Koy and Kirk Rudell, This Functional Family is produced by Stun with Koy, Rudell, Jeremy Colfer, Mark Feldstein, Brad Roth and Joe Meloche serving as executive producers. Rudell is the series’ showrunner.
JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales
JJ Villard’s Fairy Tales is a new, twisted, fun take on classic the Brothers Grimm fairy tales like Cinderella and Snow White. The charm and cuteness of the original stories remain, but now they’ve been updated and packaged into a ball of raw, visceral, gross weirdness. The quarter-hour series is created, and executive produced by JJ Villard (King Star King).