The upcoming original adult animated comedy follows one Bakersfield, California family’s less than stellar efforts to save its once-successful cracker company dynasty after the family patriarch falls into a coma; series premieres April 2.
Adult Swim has announced some crackin good news. The upcoming adult animated comedy series, Royal Crackers, has been greenlit for Season 2 ahead of its series premiere.
Created by and starring Jason Ruiz, who also executive produces, the series tells the story of Royal Crackers, a Bakersfield, California family’s once-successful cracker company dynasty, which is in dire straits. When the family patriarch, tyrannical company founder Theodore Hornsby Sr. ends up in a “super coma,” the rest of the Hornsbys will take their lack of talent and business acumen and try to make Royal Crackers the success it once was.
“Television has done a great job exploring how families clash over the fate of oil, media, or cattle empires, but until now, no one has had the courage to address the savory snack food industry,” explained Michael Ouweleen, President of Adult Swim and Cartoon Network.
“We’re all super grateful Adult Swim gave us the chance to tell more stories about our characters,” added Ruiz. “And if you can’t wait to see what happens in Season Two, then buckle your seatbelts for Season One.”
To highlight the series launch, Adult Swim constructed a billboard that’s as unusual and unstable as the Hornsby family’s company. Made completely of crackers, the billboard is currently available to see for a limited time on Atlanta’s Beltline at 750 Ponce De Leon Pl NE #1. Go behind the scenes with Adult Swim to bring to life the Hornsby family’s unconventional attempt at marketing.
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Read AWN’s interview with Ruiz and executive producer Seth Cohen.
Fans can also catch a glimpse of the series ahead of its April 2nd release on Adult Swim’s YouTube, where the first episode is hosted for free. Watch “Crumbling Empire” now:
The half-hour series, greenlit back in May 2021, also stars Andrew Santino (Dave), Jessica St. Clair (Veep, American Housewife, The Deep Dive podcast), and David Gborie (Exploding Kittens, All Fantasy Everything podcast). The series is produced by Titmouse.
Royal Crackers premieres Sunday, April 2 at 11pm on Adult Swim and the next day on HBO Max