Series creator Josh O’Keefe will direct new show about a mobile subterranean pub, an aspiring bartender, and a hellish wasteland.
Mobile entertainment platform Quibi today announced a series order for Doomlands (working title), an animated adult comedy series from Josh O’Keefe and Look Mom! Productions, a Blue Ant Studios company that specializes in original animated programming for teens and adults.
Paying homage to his Australian upbringing and love for "Ozploitation" film, series creator and director Josh O'Keefe began the project through a successful Kickstarter campaign. The series was then picked up by Look Mom! Productions and developed with executive producer Joshua Bowen (Gary and His Demons, Bigfoot).
In the series, the infamous Danny Doom and aspiring bartender Lhandi sling beers across a hellish wasteland in their mobile subterranean pub: The Oasis. In order to survive, all the crew needs to do is not kill each other.
“When I was first introduced to Josh O’Keefe’s concept for Doomlands, I immediately loved the idea of a motley crew of characters roaming around a wasteland in a subterranean vehicle that doubles as a bar,” Bowen said. “The only thing I was disappointed in is the fact that there isn't a bar that exists like this in real life. We couldn’t have found better partners in Quibi and can’t wait for The Oasis to roll onto screens across Canada and the U.S.”
Lee Porter (Gary and His Demons, Bigfoot) is supervising producer/voice director. Writer/performers include Roger Bainbridge (Baroness Von Sketch, The Handmaid's Tale, The Amazing Gayl Pile); Mark Little (Conan, Gary and His Demons, Cavendish, Cupcake & Dino); and Kayla Lorette (New Eden, Gary and His Demons, Kim's Convenience). Stephen Sloan (Crack-Duck, Bigfoot, Parenthesis Humour) is the animation director.
Series producer Look Mom! Productions’ slate of shows includes Adult Swim Canada’s Night Sweats, VRV's (USA) Bigfoot, and Gary and His Demons for Mondo Channel on VRV (USA), CBC Gem (Canada), Comedy Central (UK) and ABC Comedy (Australia). The company is also known for digital shorts such as Don’t Feed the Humans, World Doctors, and Crack-Duck.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.