Amblin TV and Warner Bros. Animation have hired a showrunner for their Animaniacs reboot: longtime Family Guy writer/producer Wellesley Wild.
Wild also co-created the short-lived Fox series Dads, served as co-executive producer on Seth MacFarlane’s Fox show The Orville, and co-wrote MacFarlane’s Ted films. In addition to serving as showrunner on Animaniacs, he will share an executive producer credit alongside the original series EP Steven Spielberg, as well as Sam Register, president of Warner Bros. Animation and Warner Digital Series, and Amblin Television co-presidents Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank.
The new Animaniacs series is slated to launch in 2020 through online streamer Hulu. The show has a two-season straight-to-series order.
Early news from Hulu has confirmed that Pinky and the Brain will also return to the series, along with series stars Yakko, Wakko, and Dot.
The news of Wild’s hire was first reported by Deadline this afternoon.