What’s that you say? A Harold & Kumar animated series? Well get ready to program your DVRs and stock up on microwavable Sliders. Adult Swim has unveiled its development slate, and the headlining show will be one centered about everyone’s favorite Korean and Indian stoner buddies. They will join 7 other greenlighted animated and live-action pilots which are all in some stage of development.
Deadline Hollywood tells us that, “The animated Harold & Kumar project was taken to the marketplace in November by Lionsgate, which produces the movie franchise. Original writers Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are on board to write and produce and stars John Cho and Kal Penn to voice the lead characters and also produce. Adult Swim’s greenlighted pilots include an animated project from Community creator Dan Harmon.”
Well that’s got to make some late night TV fans pretty happy I’d assume. Though, as of now, it is unclear whether “animated” will mean cartoon or stop-motion (as seen in their latest film) characters. For those interested, below are base-line premises of the Harold & Kumar series as seven other shows likely to amuse Adult Swim fans:
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 do you think? Any of these sound like a good idea??