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Adult Swim Unveils Annecy Plans

Genndy Tartakovsky to lead network’s ‘Defying Expectations’ panel; world-premiere screening of Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ ‘Common Side Effects,’ new series announcements, and special guest appearances also on the schedule.

Adult Swim is set to return to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with a robust slate of first-looks, breaking news, and special appearances that will spotlight upcoming network programming plans.  

The network will screen the entire first episode of the upcoming series Common Side Effects exclusively at Annecy on June 12 at 5pm, Bonlieu - Petite salle. After the world-premiere screening, co-creators Joe Bennett (Scavengers Reign) and Steve Hely (Veep, American Dad!, The Office) will join Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen, Head of Adult Animation Suzanna Makkos, and Bandera Entertainment President Dustin Davis, for an in-depth conversation and Q&A.

From executive producers Mike Judge and Greg Daniels, Common Side Effects follows Marshall and Frances, two former high school lab partners who share a secret: Marshall has discovered the world’s greatest medicine, a mushroom that can heal almost anything. But getting it out into the world won’t be easy, as the DEA, big pharma, and international businessmen are all on the chase to stop them. The half-hour serialized comedic thriller is produced by Bandera and Green Street Pictures. 

On June 12, at 2pm, Impérial Palace - Salle de la Volière, the network’s “Defying Expectations” panel, featuring Emmy-winning creator Genndy Tartakovsky (Genndy Tartakovsky’s Primal) and SMILING FRIENDS co-creators Zach Hadel and Michael Cusack, will offer first-looks at a collection of forthcoming Adult Swim content. Ouweleen and Makkos will join Adult Swim Head of Production Kelly Crews for a show-stopping panel filled with first looks and breaking news. 

Adult Swim, Max, and Warner Bros. Animation will round out their programming with a spotlight on strategy and efforts in the booming adult animation space. Ouweleen, Makkos, and Executive Vice President, Alternative Programming, Warner Bros. Animation Peter Girardi will preview current and upcoming projects and share their team’s strategies to ensure Warner Bros. Discovery remains the destination for adult animation. The panel will be held on June 14 at 12pm, Impérial Palace - Salle de la Volière.

Source: Adult Swim

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