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[12/02/20 - 09:01 AM]
Adult Swim Greenlights Half-Hour Comedy "Teenage Euthanasia"
Set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future, "Teenage Euthanasia" centers around the Fantasy Family and their inland Florida funeral home, Tender Endings.

[via press release from Adult Swim]

Adult Swim Greenlights Half-Hour Comedy "Teenage Euthanasia"

New Animated Series by Critically Acclaimed Author Alissa Nutting and Emmy-Nominated Producer Alyson Levy Premieres in 2021

Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults, announced the pick-up of Teenage Euthanasia, a dystopic coming-of-all-ages comedy series about death, family, and accidental resurrection.

The animated series is co-created by Alissa Nutting, a New York Times Editor's Choice writer (Made for Love) and Emmy-nominated producer, Alyson Levy (The Shivering Truth). Teenage Euthanasia is currently in production and will premiere in 2021. It is produced by PFFR and animated by Augenblick Studios.

"With Teenage Euthanasia, Alissa and Alyson have created both a world and a family that everyone can relate to, laugh at, and ultimately feel relieved that they aren't a part of," said Michael Ouweleen, president of Adult Swim.

Set in a mildly apocalyptic near-future, Teenage Euthanasia centers around the Fantasy Family and their inland Florida funeral home, Tender Endings. 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).

As a teen mom, Trophy ran away from home, leaving Annie behind to be raised by her Baba and Uncle Pete. Fifteen years later, Trophy finally returns to Tender Endings...as a corpse, for burial. But when a bolt of lightning strikes Baba's homemade embalming fluid, and one of Annie's tears magically bring Trophy back from the dead, Trophy finds herself a resurrected woman with a second chance at unplanned parenthood (and a variety of quasi-useful death powers).

Alissa Nutting

Nutting is a screenwriter, novelist, and essayist. She is also co-creator of the upcoming HBO Max show Made for Love, based on her critically acclaimed book of the same name.

Alyson Levy

Levy is a co-creator with John Lee and Vernon Chatman of Xavier: Renegade Angel and The Heart, She Holler and a member of PFFR responsible for producing Wonder Showzen, Delocated, Neon Joe Werewolf Hunter, and The Shivering Truth.

Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is a WarnerMedia network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is the #1 network with persons18-24, 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 85 million U.S. homes.

Warner Bros. is a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of entertainment across all current and emerging media and platforms. A WarnerMedia company, the Studio is home to one of the most successful collections of brands in the world and stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry, from feature film, television and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD and Blu-ray, digital distribution, animation, comic books, videogames, product and brand licensing, and broadcasting.





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