Adult Swim Upfront 2012: Pre-Upfront News
Although [as]’s upfront is scheduled to take place tomorrow night, (Wednesday, May 16th) the network has released information about a handful of commissioned pilots early.
The Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project: Pretty self-explanatory. An animated series based off of the similarly titled series of films. The films stars John Cho and Kal Penn are attached to reprise their roles as the eponymous characters Harold and Kumar. The show will be produced by Lionsgate and written by Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg, who also wrote the most recent film in the series, “A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas.”
Rick & Morty: A half-hour long animated program about “A genius inventor, his less-than-genius grandson and the life journeys they share,” from creators Dan Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland.
Colonel Wallace (Working Title): A fifteen minute program about a Colonel Sanders-esque head of a fried chicken empire and his family, created by Greg Cohen (Late Night With Conan O’Brien, King of the Hill, TV Funhouse).
Coffin Dodgers: A half-hour program about a bundle of grumpy old folks in a retirement home and all the wacky, animal-house style shenanigans they get into, from Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together).
Green Bench: The American Day Dream: A half-hour program about a group of friends who pool their money to buy an office to start a business venture that has yet to be figured out. From the Internet sketch comedy group Green Bench, produced by Dakota Pictures.
Freestyle Love Supreme: A half-hour live-action program about IT guys who practice their freestyle rapping in the office, much to the chagrin of their co-workers, from from Ars Nova (Black Dynamite, In the Heights).
King Star King: A 15-minute animated program about a modern day He-Man who’s half-warrior and half-idiot, from JJ Villard (Monsters vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (The Big Bang Theory).
Rolling With Dad: A half-hour animated program about a brilliant, disabled man dealing with his significantly less-brilliant family.
More information on future programming will probably be released at the upfront tomorrow, but [as] central will not be present, as we have not been invited for the 6th year in a row. We will try to keep you informed as best we can.
Tomorrow at 10:30 EST, we will be recording a very special episode of the Swimcast, from the comforts of our own homes. Hopefully you will except our second-hand, but nonetheless up-to-date-as-we-get-it newscasting.