FX is continuing its push into animation with the development of a new half-hour animated comedy project from the co-creator of “Aqua Teen Hunger Force.”
FX is continuing its push into animation with the development of a new half-hour animated comedy project from the co-creator of Aqua Teen Hunger Force, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter.
Aqua Teen's Matt Maiellaro and newcomer Grant Dekernion are writing the untitled project, which would revolve around a man recently released from prison.
Dekernion, a friend of Danny McBride, took the idea to the Eastbound and Down star and his production company, Rough House. The shingle's Matt Reilly then connected the duo with Maiellaro to flush out the concept. McBride is attached to voice a character in the project, which is in development.
The animated prison project joins an FX development slate that recently delivered freshman animated series Unsupervised.
Should the project go to series, Maiellaro and Dekernion would be credited as co-creators, writers and exec producers, with the former serving as showrunner. The project hails from Rough House, with the company's David Gordon Green, Jody Hill, McBride and Reilly also receiving credit as exec producers.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.