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Adult Swim Picks Up Stop-Mo ‘Women Wearing Shoulder Pads,’ Greenlights ‘YOLO’ Season 3

At NY Comic Con, network reveals its first Spanish-language series, a stop-motion project from ‘Tuca & Bertie’ creator Gonzalo Cordova; popular Michael Cusack animated series gets third season pickup.

Today, at New York Comic Con, Adult Swim announced a new stop-motion series, Women Wearing Shoulder Pads, which follows a wealthy Spaniard living in Ecuador as she journeys through the complicated world of love, family, commercials, and cuyes, a.k.a. South American guinea pigs. The new series will mark the network’s first-ever Spanish-language show and a return to stop-motion animation.

During the panel, Adult Swim also announced the third season renewal of the animated comedy YOLO from Smiling Friends co-creator Michael Cusack. According to the network, the popular series ranked #2 in its timeslot across cable in key demos – the show’s next season, YOLO: Rainbow Trinity, will follow a pair of Australian best friends through absurd and fantastical adventures.

Women Wearing Shoulder Pads is a 15-minute comedy with an all-female cast, which centers on Marioneta, an extremely wealthy and ambitious Spaniard living in South America pursuing business and pleasure. Produced entirely in Spanish, with English subtitles, the series comes from creator Gonzalo Cordova (Tuca & Bertie, Adam Ruins Everything) in partnership with Mexico City-based studio Cinema Fantasma (Frankelda’s Book of Spooks).

“While we’ve all seen a million stop-motion shows in Spanish featuring an all-female cast centered on the plight of guinea pigs, Gonzalo’s unique voice and the visually rich stop-motion from Cinema Fantasma meant that we couldn’t pass up on Women Wearing Shoulder Pads,” said Adult Swim president Michael Ouweleen. “We are also big fans of Michael Cusack’s creative vision, and it’s a huge win for us to continue working with him on the hilarious YOLO.”   

Source: Adult Swim

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.