Peacock Launching Adult Animated Comedy
Peacock announced today the straight-to-series order of the streamer’s first adult animated comedy IN THE KNOW. Mike Judge (Beavis and Butt-Head, Silicon Valley, King of the Hill), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Office) and Brandon Gardner will co-create and executive produce. Judge and Woods will both star. Alongside Judge, Greg Daniels (The Office) and Dustin Davis executive produce for Bandera Entertainment. The series comes from studio Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and executive producers Bandera Entertainment.
The series is built around the character Lauren Caspian, NPR’s “third” most popular host. Described as a well-meaning, hypocritical nimrod, just like you and me, the character is actually a stop motion puppet. Each episode follows the making of an episode of Lauren’s show In the Know, in which Lauren conducts in-depth interviews with real-world human guests. Lauren collaborates with a diverse crew of NPR staff. They are also puppets and nimrods.
“In the Know will capture the conversations so many of us have in our daily lives in a heightened, hilarious way” said Lisa Katz, President of Scripted Content, NBCUniversal Television and Streaming. “We’re excited to be working with the very best in the business in Mike, Greg, Zach and Brandon, and our partners at Universal Television.”
Peacock, which will be the streaming home to all of NBCs current hit shows this fall has been searching for a hit original series since it launched. Will this be a breakout hit?