For years, FXX has been asserting its ambition to push into animation. Those plans are finally bearing fruit. In September, the Walt Disney Company-owned comedy-focused cabler will launch Cake, a half-hour late-night series that will combine animation and live-action shorts.
Cake will be “its own unique series as well as incubator for shorter shows that could be developed into half-hour series,” FX Networks chairman John Landgraf said at the Television Critics Association event this week, per a report in Deadline. “We think there is some truly superb and original creative work being done in short form, and Cake on FXX will be a fantastic medium to highlight some of the best of it.”
Other than that, details about the new show are under wraps. However, the channel, which skews toward the 18–34 age group, launched a new talent-scouting scheme in 2018: the FXX Elevation Award is handed out annually at GLAS Animation Festival, with the winner receiving $25,000 to develop an original animated project with FXX.