‘Harold & Kumar’ Get Animated on TV’s Adult Swim
With all of the major networks announcing their developments slates for Upfronts week, you didn’t count out the little guys, did you? Turner prepares to display their latest ventures in the coming days, which today brings about edgy animation block Adult Swim‘s development lineup! Chief among them is an animated version of two buddies bound to deliver exactly what you crave…
With their official presentation tomorrow, Cartoon Network’s elder-skewing block Adult Swim has greenlit seven new pilots, a mix of animation and their increasing trend toward live-action, and also announced development on an animated adaptation of the ‘Harold & Kumar’ franchise. Reportedly, original writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg will write and produce, with series stars Kal Penn and John Cho reprising their roles! Good sports they are, the duo will also produce.
The franchise began in 2004 and spawned two sequels, the most recent of which ‘A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas’ achieved somewhat lukewarm box office and critical reception, but we forgive it. Adult Swim also announced its seven new pilots (including one by ‘Community‘s Dan Harmon, whom we pray doesn’t leave the show), descriptions of which are below:
Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project (In Development) – An animated version of the eponymous blockbuster stoner comedy series. Produced by Lionsgate.
Rick & Morty – A genius inventor grandfather and his less than genius grandson, and the journeys in life they share. From Dan Harmon (‘Community’) and Justin Roiland. (30-minute animated)
Colonel Wallace (Working Title) – An eccentric southern fried chicken magnate and his adventures with his family. Created by Greg Cohen (Conan O’Brien, ‘King of the Hill’, ‘TV Funhouse’). (15-minute animated)
Coffin Dodgers – A group of misfit grumps get into Animal House-style trouble at a cozy suburban retirement home. From Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together). (30-minute animated)
Green Bench: The American Day Dream – A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered, and mischievous minds can wander. From the internet sketch comedy sensation Green Bench and produced by Dakota Pictures. (30-minute live-action)
Freestyle Love Supreme – These I.T. guys work on their freestyle rapping at the office, much to the annoyance of their co-workers. From Ars Nova (‘Black Dynamite,’ ‘In the Heights’). (30-minute live-action)
King Star King – King Star King is a modern day he-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot. From artist JJ Villard (‘Monsters Vs. Aliens’) and Eric Kaplan (‘Big Bang Theory‘). (15-minute animated)
Rolling With Dad – A brilliant, but disabled man deals with his much less intelligent family. From Seth Grahame-Smith (‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’; ‘Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter‘; Tim Burton’s ‘Dark Shadows‘; ‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’) and David Katzenberg (‘The Hard Times of RJ Berger’). (30-minute animated)
What say you? Apart from ‘Harold & Kumar,’ which of Adult Swim’s new shows interest you the most? Give us your picks in the comments below!