If the creeping lull of coming summer is getting to you; if you’re missing new-comer cartoon hits like Bojack Horseman; if you’re looking at the impending fall TV season across the board, and you’re worried that there just aren’t enough animated pickings in there–fear not. Netflix, once again, is here to the rescue.
The streaming service with an ever-expanding library of original series has purchased a brand new animated show called Big Mouth from comedians Nick Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, Deadline reports. The series is set to run for ten episodes in the season, each a half hour, and will be all about the nostalgic adventures of the people who are creating it, of course; Kroll and Goldberg, or the boys they used to be.
Therefore, it wouldn’t defy a reasonable expectation that the show would feature the voices of Kroll and Goldberg, but unfortunately, that’s not the case (maybe it would just be all a little too on-the-nose). Instead, while Kroll will be voicing one of the characters, the other protagonist will feature the vocals of Saturday Night Live alum John Mulaney, who will take the place of Goldberg on the acting side of things.
In what Deadline called “an edgy, surreal comedy,” most of the events will directly illustrate Kroll and Goldberg, who have been apparently best friends for the past thirty years. One of those story-lines will almost definitely include the comedy duo’s “infamous” duet at Camp Wildwood in 1992–a lip-sync performance of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now.”
“Andrew and I have been best friends since 1st grade, so this show is over 30 years in the making. I can’t wait to tell all the stories that make up the glorious nightmare of puberty,” said Kroll.
Big Mouth will be a show that might draw at the sentimental heartstrings, but for more reasons than you’d think. The series will be a gathering of familiar comedic talents from across the country (and, frankly, the past decade); the cast includes Maya Rudolph, Jenny Slate, and Fred Armisen (all Saturday Night Live graduates), as well as Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer).
The show was also apparently a concept the people at Netflix were just as eager for as the creators. Said Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of original content, “There are few things that keep me up at night….Nick Kroll’s adventures in puberty is one of them, so we greenlit this series with very few questions asked.”
Alongside Kroll and Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett will executive produce.
Big Mouth will be Kroll’s leap back off the silver screen and the spotlit stage. Recently, not only has the comedian sold out his national stand-up tour Oh, Hello (which he also wrote and co-created with Mulaney), but Kroll has also had roles in Jeff Nichols’s 2016 Cannes Film Festival showing Loving, as well as Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party, and Dreamworks’s Captain Underpants.
Goldberg, on the other hand, has properly had his hands full for years. As one of the executive producers of the long-running Family Guy, it’s safe to say Big Mouth might be a big breath of air from under the weight of such a big show.
Big Mouth is set to be available internationally on Netflix sometime in 2017.