Netflix is taking another major step forward in the animation world with the announcement that it will finance an original animated feature film of its own. The streamer isn’t playing around either; they’re making a strong statement by making the first film an adult-oriented R-rated animation project.
Netflix is going to make America: The Motion Picture directed by Matt Thompson, a partner in Atlanta’s Floyd County Productions, the current producer of Archer. Thompson was also co-creator of the Adult Swim series Sealab 2021 and Frisky Dingo.
The project is described by Deadline, which first reported the news, as an “R-rated revisionist history tale about the founding of the country.” Channing Tatum will voice the lead, George Washington.