HBO Max announces new adult animated shows, including Velma Dinkley origin story
In addition to Velma, HBO Max has commissioned two seasons of Clone High, a reinvention of the 2002 Phil Lord, Chris Miller, and Bill Lawrence series set in a high school for clones of historical figures. In addition to writing the series, Lord and Miller will team up with Lawrence to serve as executive producers for the MTV revival, with Erica Rivinoja nominated as showrunner.The streaming company further rounded out its adult animation roster with Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey’s Fired on Mars, an existential workplace comedy set on the Martian campus of a modern tech company; SNL’s Pete Davidson will lend his voice to one of the characters. HBO Max has also renewed JG Quintel’s adult animated comedy Close Enough for two more seasons.
“It is a huge privilege to build on the legacy of over 100 years of ‘cartoons’ in this society. We can draw a straight line from our hundreds of childhood hours of watching Bugs outsmart Elmer to the current roster of adult animation projects that we’re building here at HBO Max and we think fans will agree, ”said Suzanna Makkos, HBO Max Executive Vice President for Original Comedy and entertainment for adults. “We are proud to present this distinctive group of series from a wide range of diverse creators that will be a premier destination for animation enthusiasts around the world.”
Close enough: Photos from season 1
These new projects join an already packed roster of upcoming adult animated shows, with likes from Harley Quinn, The Prince, Santa Inc., 10-year-old Tom and The Boondocks previously announced by the network, as well as a All-new roster of HBO Max adult animated originals, including Hello Paul, Obi, Uncanny Valley, and Cover, all of which are currently in development.
For more on the adult animated shows mentioned in this article, find out why we think Clone High is a frenzy-worthy series, check out our Close Enough Season 1 review, which we called “effective and efficient.” entertaining ”for a certain demographic, and then find out what other animated sitcoms we think should receive a rebirth series.
Adele Ankers is a freelance entertainment journalist. You can reach her on Twitter.