Every former cult just needs some ‘fresh blood’ to become relevant… to modernize… or get lucky in love... or something like that… the hot new show about an accidental leader of a small-town cult, created, written, and executive produced by former ‘Saturday Night Live’ head writer Anna Drezen, premieres today, July 21, on Freeform, the next day on HULU.
Praise Petey is a hot new animated series debuting today on Freeform, created, written, and executive produced by Anna Drezen (former head writer of Saturday Night Live).
Petey, aka Petra, begins the series as an NYC “It Girl” with everything figured out until her well-curated life comes crashing down. As luck would have it, a mysterious gift from her deceased father gives her a new lease on life – taking over as leader of his small-town cult New Utopia. As Petey leans into her new role as a “girl boss,” she discovers what it means to be a leader and how to find her voice as she tries to modernize her late father’s small-town cult.
Praise Petey features a stellar voice cast led by Annie Murphy (Schitt’s Creek), Christine Baranski (The Good Fight), Stephen Root (Barry), John Cho (Star Trek), and Kiersey Clemmons (The Flash).
In the clip, every old cult just need a bit of fresh blood… to modernize… and bring a couple together? Check out “Petey Gets Rejected:”
In addition to Drezen, the series is executive produced by Bandera Entertainment’s Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis alongside ShadowMachine’s Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico, (Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio) and Monica Padrick (Central Park). The series is produced by Disney Television Studios’ 20th Television Animation, with animation by ShadowMachine.
Praise Petey will consist of 10 episodes, with the first two episodes premiering today July 21 at 10:00pm ET on Freeform. Two episodes will drop weekly after, with all episodes also available on HULU the next day.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.