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Expanding its adult animation offerings once again, Hulu has ordered Standing By, a new animated series from Schitt’s Creek co-creator Dan Levy and story editor Ally Pankiw.


  • The new series will be produced by 20th Television Animation and Fox-owned animation studio Bento Box Entertainment. Danielle Uhlarik (executive producer of Solar Opposites) will serve as showrunner and executive producer alongside co-creators Pankiw and Levy.
  • Logline: Standing By is a “satirical look into the lives of a group of eternally bound, disgruntled guardian angels and the lessons they’ll eventually learn from not only the dysfunctional humans they’re in charge of protecting, but also each other.”
  • According to the co-creators: “Standing By is about the hilarity, embarrassment, and melodrama of everyday life as observed by a team of judgmental, gossip-starved guardian angels. We are very excited to bring this world to life with the help of Hulu, 20th Television Animation, and Bento Box Entertainment. Not to mention an insanely brilliant cast of actors.
  • Early voice casting includes Levy, David Tennant, Natalie Palamides, Glenn Close, Poppy Liu, and Samira Wiley.
  • 20th Television Animation and Hulu have a strong working relationship, with the latter producing several streaming series for the platform including Solar Opposites, Futurama, and Koala Man. Hulu is one of the platforms that is most heavily investing in adult animation, and just this year appointed Kelci Parker to the newly-created role of vp of animation.


Pictured at top: Solar Opposites

Jamie Lang

Jamie Lang is the Editor-in-Chief of Cartoon Brew.