New animated project from Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, about a tough galactic bounty hunter whose family knows nothing about his job, stars Russell Hornsby, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, and Jim Rash.
Well, the streaming giant has just greenlit another exciting project, the CG animated My Dad the Bounty Hunter, created by Academy Award-winning director Everett Downing (Maya and the Three, Hair Love) and Patrick Harpin (Hotel Transylvania 2, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation).
The action-comedy series follows the toughest bounty hunter in all the galaxy, a man with razor sharp skills but also a secret - his family on Earth has no idea what he does for a living. So, when his two kids accidentally hitch a ride into outer space and crash his latest mission, they discover that their average Dad's job is anything but boring. Dodging dangerous aliens and laser fights galore, this family bonding time goes to the extreme. Wait until mom finds out…
According to Downing and Harpin, “We can’t wait to share our brainchild with the world. My Dad the Bounty Hunter is a love letter to animation, science fiction, and Black families rolled into a crazy action-comedy. We threw everything we love about sci-fi into this show, but it’s the family at the center of the story that we’re most excited about.”
The series stars Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give), Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), JeCobi Swain (Troop Zero), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), Rob Riggle (The Hangover) and Jim Rash (Community).
Downing and Harpin also serve as executive producers. Dwarf Animation Studio will handle the CG animation production.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.