After finding success with the critically acclaimed Kroll Show on Comedy Central and starring in the hilarious fantasy football comedy The League on FX, Nick Kroll is on his way to Netflix with a new project. Big Mouth is the brainchild of Kroll and his real-life pal Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), and is described as an “edgy, surreal animated comedy” about “teenaged adventures in puberty.”
Kroll will voice the character of Nick – go figure – while comedian John Mulaney will provide the voice of Andrew. Big Mouth will also feature a host of comedic talent rounding out the cast, including Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids), Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Jenny Slate (Girls) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer).
In an official press release, Kroll spoke about his excitement for the upcoming series, and the opportunity to work with Goldberg:
“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.”
Netflix continues to expand the reach of its original programming, and an adult-themed animated series from one of comedy’s biggest rising stars certainly feels like a step in the right direction, with VP of Original Content Cindy Holland commenting:
“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.”
Big Mouth is currently slated for a 10-episode first season, and will premiere on Netflix sometime in 2017. In the meantime, you can find Kroll starring in Jeff Nichols’ upcoming feature, Loving, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, as well as Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party, coming to theaters in August.
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