Can the team’s star stay out of trouble? Is this year’s team filled with losers? These and other questions will be asked, and answered, when Ben Hoffman’s new adult animated comedy launches on Netflix August 21.
With the Netflix premiere of Ben Hoffman’s new animated adult comedy, Hoops, just around the corner on August 21, many burning questions remain unanswered as we head into the inaugural season. The show, stars Jake Johnson as a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach, Ben Hopkins, who thinks turning around his god-awful team will take him to the “big leagues” and turn his miserable life around.
In the new trailer, legendary basketball announcer Dick Vitale provides his “take” on the Coach Hopkins and his team’s chances this year. Questions asked… and answered? Yes, you know where this is going…
Netflix is also planning a Virtual Premiere Event for Hoops on Friday 8/21 from 6-7pm PDT. Johnson will be taking over @NetflixisAJoke to live tweet the first two episodes of Hoops along with his voice castmates, shown below. IGN will be hosting a virtual red-carpet experience at 5pm PDT on their Instagram before the Twitter Watch Party begins.
Jake Johnson - tweeting from @NetflixisAJoke
Phil Lord - @philiplord
Chris Miller - @chrizmillr
Ron Funches - @RonFunches
Natasha Leggero- @natashaleggero
A.D. Miles - @80miles
Cleo King - @CleoKingactress
Hannah Simone - @HannahSimone
Steve Berg - @Bergmaster5000
Mary Holland - @mholland85
Sam Richardson - @SamRichardson
Eric Edelstein - @ericjedelstein
Gareth Reynolds - @reynoldsgareth
Kimberly Brooks - @kimberlydbrooks
W. Earl Brown - @WEarlBrown
Gil Ozeri - @gilozeri
Hoops stars Johnson along with Rob Riggle, Natasha Leggero, Ron Funches, Cleo King and A.D. Miles. Hoffman, Johnson, Seth Cohen, M. Dickson, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller serve as executive producers. Hoops is produced by 20th Century Fox Television and animated by Bento Box.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.