Mega City Smiths: Stop-motion animated comedy gets series order at AMC
According to Deadline, AMC has officially given a series order to Stoopid Buddy Stoodios’ forthcoming stop-motion animated comedy-drama series titled Mega City Smiths which centers around repurposed baby dolls. The six-episode season is expected to debut sometime next year.
“Brilliant Creator. Iconic characters. Human, dramatic, hilarious storytelling. Unique visuals unlike anything seen on television — these are the components of a great AMC series, and they are vitally present here in Steve’s dazzling work,” President of programming for AMC Networks’ Entertainment Group and AMC Studios, Dan McDermott said in a statement. “Mega City Smiths will stand out in this crowded environment and engage viewers of all ages. We can’t wait to launch it on AMC and AMC+ next year.”
Described as innovative, Mega City Smiths tells the story of baby dolls repurposed as a grown-up cast of characters. The series hinges on an investigation into the mysterious disappearance of fictional metropolis Mega City’s most famous magnate. Two intrepid detectives follow the case, rallying to fight against their city’s dangerous corruption, at a high cost to themselves and their families, all in pursuit of a gentler place to call home.
“Mega City Smiths is a series about our basic desire to be loved and cared for by our mothers, fathers, our few real friends and the setting we call home,” Steve Conrad said. “We’re very pleased to have found partners at AMC whose ambition is the same as ours, which is to try and contribute to our era’s collection of remarkable TV.”
The half-hour-long series is created by Steve Conrad (Patriot), who is also set as the showrunner. It will be executive produced by Robot Chicken creators Seth Green, John Harvatine IV, Mathew Senreich, Eric Towner, and Chris Walter for Stoopid Buddy Stoodios with Jennifer Scher, Jeff Dieter, and Tom Glynn set as producers.
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Author: Maggie Dela Paz