Warner Media announced a new “coming of age” animated comedy series for Adult Swim. The show is co-created by Alissa Nutting and Alyson Levy with animation being provided by Augenblick Studios. It is set to be released in the Fall on September 19th at Midnight and will explore death, family, and “Florida living.”
Warner said in a press release, “‘Teenage Euthanasia,’ Adult Swim’s newest coming-of-all-ages comedy series about death, family, and accidental resurrection.”
The premise is set “in near-future inland Florida, Teenage Euthanasia centers around the owners of Tender Endings funeral home, the Fantasy Family: Grandma Baba, her adult children Uncle Pete and Trophy, and Trophy’s teenage daughter, Euthanasia (“Annie”), a name accidentally given to her during the time of Trophy’s own unbearable suffering.”
“Back when Trophy was a teen herself; she ran away from home after giving birth to Annie, leaving her newborn to be raised by Baba and Uncle Pete. Now, fifteen years later, Trophy returns to Tender Endings…as a corpse, for burial. When a bolt of lightning strikes Baba’s homemade embalming fluid and one of Annie’s tears, Trophy comes back from the dead. As a resurrected woman, Trophy has a variety of quasi-useful death powers. But more importantly, she has a second chance at unplanned parenthood,” they continue.
You can check out the trailer for the show:
Advertising for the show features the tagline, “Bring your mommy issues with you.”
The release explained that the “cast of characters include recently undead Trophy Fantasy (voiced by Maria Bamford); her teenage daughter, Euthanasia “Annie” Fantasy (voiced by Jo Firestone); Annie’s Oedipus-complex-stricken Uncle Pete (voiced by Tim Robinson); and Annie’s “old country” immigrant grandmother Baba (voiced by Bebe Neuwirth).”
“Teenage Euthanasia is produced by PFFR and animated by Augenblick Studios. Executive producers include Lisa M. Thomas, Vernon Chatman, and John Lee, with Scott Adsit as co-executive producer,” they conclude.
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