HBO will soon be releasing Animals, a new animated show. But the series is definitely not intended for children.
The comedy show’s content will be similar to other adult animated series like South Park, Family Guy, and Bordertown. However, HBO’S Animals won’t revolve around humans as you might have guessed.
Below is the official description of the show listed on HBO’s Site:
An animated comedy series from co-creators Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano and produced by the Duplass Brothers, Animals focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to planet Earth’s least habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bed bugs steeped in midlife crisis, the existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.
According to Collider, Matarese and Luciano are two advertising creatives from New York who used their experiences growing up in the city to set the humorous tone for the show. Animals is based on a series of shorts that Matarese and Luciano developed a couple years ago and they debuted the shorts at Sundance last year. HBO gravitated to the concept of the show and greenlit the animated comedy. And they also picked up Animals for two seasons already.
Watch the trailer for Animals below:
To trailer shows some recognizable scenes from the shorts shown at Sundance such as the pigeons and nagging horses. We also see some other funny scenes like a rat facing off a hungry snake, a scrawny dog being left in a dog park with bully canines, and moths getting high off of bright lights.
The comedy show features multiple guest voices including Matarese, Luciano, Jason Mantzoukas, Katie Aselton, Nathan Fielder, Mary Holland, Jet Eveleth, Jennifer Lafleur, Steve Zissis, Paul Scheer, Matt Walsh, Mark Duplass, Rob Corddry, Aziz Ansari, Nick Kroll, Ellie Kemper, Mark Maron, Ike Barinholtz, Chelsea Peretti, Zach Woods, Adam Scott, among others.
You can watch Animals on Friday, February 5th on HBO.