FUSE’s adult animated sketch comedy take on Saturday morning cartoons is back, from two of the creatives who brought us ‘Black Dynamite’ and ‘The Boondocks,’ with new episodes running every Sunday evening.
From the fertile, slightly skewed comedic minds of Carl Jones and Brian Ash (Black Dynamite, The Boondocks) comes Season 2 of Fuse’s adult animated sketch comedy show, Sugar and Toys, which premiered yesterday, with new shows coming every Sunday evening.
AWN recently spoke to Jones and Ash about the upcoming season and how the recent BLM protests, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, have changed the landscape for diversity in entertainment, as well as how creators tackle social issues, satire, and comedy.
And for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of Fuse, you can check out the first episode of Season 2 here, as well as a teaser from host KYLE:
Jones has been in the news quite a bit recently; he is currently producing on the recently announced Young Love (created by Oscar-winner Mathew A. Cherry) and just last week, was announced as the creator, showrunner and executive producer on the Netflix greenlight of the animated comedy, Good Times, a new spin on one of TV icon Norman Lear’s classic sitcoms that originally ran from 1974-1979. Lear and Brent Miller will executive produce for their Act III Productions company; NBA star Stephen Curry, Erick Peyton and Jeron Smith will executive produce for Unanimous Media, with Seth MacFarlane and Erica Huggins executive producing for Fuzzy Door. The show is being produced by Sony Pictures Television.
When it launched last summer, Sugar and Toys was promoted as “where adult comedy, social commentary and music culture parody crash the cartoon party.” And while the new six-episode season will bring more of the same comedic riffs on contemporary culture, continuing to “put a wild twist on the Saturday morning cartoons we all grew up with,” the social satire at the heart of the show will take on an even greater meaning than it did in its inaugural season. The show’s apt tagline hasn’t changed: “It’s all the sugar but a lot less sweet and innocent!” It still features multi-platinum rapper and actor KYLE (Netflix’s The After Party), who will bookend the animated segments. What’s new is an even greater appreciation by the show’s creators of how they can use humor, mixed with contemporary creative voices, to help audiences look at important issues in ways they might not have previously considered.
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Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.