HBO will continue to be the home for pigeons needing to work through personal crises.
Deadline reports that Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano’s Animals has been picked up for a third season. The adult animated series, focusing on the critters and creatures of New York City, comes from Duplass Brothers Productions and features animation from Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty, Anomalisa).
Animals digs into the minds of the non-human inhabitants of New York City as they deal with very human issues. Rats get into love triangles, pigeons confront abandonment issues, and squirrels struggle with relationships as the series explores life from an animal’s perspective. Matarese and Luciano, who write and direct all the episodes, provide a majority of the voices on the series. Animals is well known for its ability to draw a ridiculous amount of voice talent for guest stars, the long list of which includes Lauren Lapkus, Erin Whitehead, Mary Holland, Stephanie Allynne, Eric Andre, Claudia O’Doherty, Killer Mike, Scott Aukerman, Jason Mantzoukas, Adam Pally, Tony Hale, Nathan Fielder, Alia Shawkat, Adam Scott, Gil Ozeri, Jessica St. Clair, Molly Shannon, January Jones, Paul Rust, Ty Segall, Ben Schwartz, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Jonah Hill, Jenny Slate, Melanie Lynskey, Casey Wilson, Jessica Chastain, Danny McBride, Dan Harmon, Joe Wengert, Emilia Clarke, Judy Greer, Harmony Korine, Raven-Symoné, Usher, Kim Gordon, and Chelsea Peretti.
The HBO series is executive produced by Mark Duplass, Jay Duplass, and Jen Roskind, with James Fino, Joe Russo II, and Kenny Micka as producers. Season 2 of Animals has just finished its run. Season 3 will most likely premiere sometime in February or March of 2018.