‘Robot Chicken’ Takes on ‘The Walking Dead’ In New Special
Adult Swim’s Robot Chicken has taken on Star Wars and DC’s superheroes in standalone specials. Now it’s time for The Walking Dead to get its own Robot Chicken special!
Via Variety, Adult Swim revealed the Robot Chicken: The Walking Dead Special as part of its pre-network upfronts. Walking Dead co-creator Robert Kirkman and showrunner Scott M. Gimple will contribute to the special, which will be roughly a half-hour long. No release date was included with the announcement, but it will probably be broadcast in the fall. Kirkman previously appeared on Robot Chicken as an action figure version of himself that was eaten by walkers.
Perhaps the most exciting part of the announcements was the official return of Samurai Jack after a 12 year absence. Series creator Genndy Tartakovsky will return for the new season of Samurai Jack. However, the length of the season and the premiere date were not disclosed.
Adult Swim also unveiled descriptions for five new shows and the network’s continuation of the anime series, FLCL.
Montana James: Explorer
Montana James hunts for the coveted Holy Grail Cup, while trying to thwart the Order of the Red Arm Band in this half-hour live-action special.Created by Nick Corirossi and Charles Ingram, and produced by Funny Or Die.
Mr. Neighbor’s House
A half-hour special hosted by Brian Huskey, who plays a kids’ TV host barely able to contain boiling rage by throwing to “educational” vignettes: puppets, animation, stop motion, spoken word and mixed medium elements. “Mr. Neighbor’s House” was created by Huskey, Jason Mantzoukas and Jesse Falcon, who also serve as executive producers with Rob Corddry.
Brett Gelman’s Dinner in America
Brett Gelman and director Jason Woliner explore the issue of race in a half-hour speical featuring a roundtable discussion with four actors: Loretta Devine, Shareeka Epps, Joe Morton and Mack Wilds that does not go the way it was originally planned. Created and written by Gelman and Woliner and produced by Abso Lutely Productions.
Dream Corp, LLC
An absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility features a rotating cast of desperate patients who have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp’s absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Jon Gries), and his team of unremarkable scientists. Dream Corp, LLC is created by Daniel Stessen and executive-produced by John Krasinski and Stephen Merchant, as well as Krasinski’s Sunday Night partner Allyson Seeger.
Million Dollar Extreme Presents: World Peace
This quarter-hour live-action comedy series features sketch comedy troupe Million Dollar Extreme. Starring Sam Hyde, Nick Rochefort, Charls Carroll, and directed by Andrew Ruse.
Brad Neely’s Harg Nallin’ Sclopio Peepio
A new quarter-hour animated sketch show created by Brad Neely, the series features a collection of frenetic one-off bits, shorts and songs, all filtered through Neely’s signature visual style. Neely and Daniel Weidenfeld serve as executive producers, with Dave Newberg as co-executive producer and Titmouse, Inc. producing.
This series follows Agent Jack Decker and master code breaker Agent Jonathan Kington navigate evils both foreign and domestic threatening a once great nation. The series was created by and stars Tim Heidecker and Gregg Turkington, and is produced by Abso Lutely Productions.
Adult Swim and legendary animation studio Production I.G are creating two new six-episode seasons to continue a series created in 2000, which will premiere in Adult Swim’s Toonami block. Series creator Kazuya Tsurumaki, serves as supervisor with director Hideto Iwai.
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