Fox’s avod streaming platform Tubi has ordered its first-ever series renewal, commissioning a second season of stoner comedy The Freak Brothers.
Here are details:
- A second eight-episode season of the animated comedy series will premiere on the streaming platform in December of this year.
- The Freak Brothers, produced by WTG Enterprises and distributed by Lionsgate, based on Gilbert Shelton’s underground comic series The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers. Starburns Industries and Pure Imagination Studios (Rick and Morty, The Simpsons: Brick Like Me) were responsible for the animation of season one.
- The show follows three anti-establishment stoners and their pet cat, who wake up after half a century of sleep induced by a magical strain of weed in 1969. It pokes fun at the modern-day establishment and its counterculture in equal parts, often blending slapstick humor with satire.
- Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland (King of the Hill, American Dad) showrun the series.
- For its first seven weeks on Tubi, the show pulled nearly twice as many viewers as any other series on the platform.
- According to a Tubi release, the series’ renewal is indicative of the streamer’s desire to become a “destination for adult animation.”
- The series’ voice cast includes Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Pete Davidson, Tiffany Haddish, Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Andrea Savage, La La Anthony, and Rapper Schoolboy Q.
- Courtney Solomon (producer, After and the upcoming Dungeons & Dragons) and Mark Canton (ep, Power Universe, and producer, 300) executive produce with Cohen and Freedland, Harrelson, Haddish, Davidson, Devine, Anderson, Gilbert Shelton, and Manfred Mroczkowski.