Continuing its efforts to expand its animated footprint, FX has ordered a pilot for animated comedy Chosen, according to a report by Deadline .
Produced by Danny McBride and Rough Pictures prodco partners Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, Chosen was written by up-and-comer Grant Dekernion, a former writer’s assistant on McBride, Hill and Green’s HBO series Eastbound & Down. Dekernion will also voice the lead character in the series, which is about a rapper who is released from prison “with a new message and new skills he uses in his quest for redemption and domination.”
Dekernion, McBride, Hill and Green will executive produce with Floyd County Prods, the animation house behind FX’s Archer, for FX Prods.
This is not the first animated collaboration for Dekernion, McBride, Hill, Green and FX. Earlier this year, the cable network put in development an animated comedy about a man out of prison created by Dekernion and Matt Maiellaro, which also had McBride, Hill Green attached as executive producers.
FX has been looking to build on the success of Archer, recently renewed for a fourth season, with another animated comedy. The show’s follow-up effort, Unsupervised, is completing its season-long run.