The New VIPs- although they have not yet found their answer to rival Netflix's Bojack Horseman.
Could they have found it with a new project from the co-director of Sausage Party, Conrad Vernon? Vernon is teaming up with screenwriter and author Chris McCoy to create new a new show called Amberville. The adult audience CG show is set in the criminal underworld of a city populated by living stuffed animals, and follows a reformed ex-criminal Teddy Bear.
Based on the book series Mollisan Town (originally published in Swedish) by Tim Dayys, it will be produced by Amazon Studios with Annapurna Pictures. Vernon and Annapurna will be reteaming for their second adult animated project, after the box-office success of Sausage Party.
Amazon operates differently from other streaming services by ordering a raft of pilots every year- in a similar way to traditional broadcast networks. The chances of a pilot getting a series order depend on how well it is received- based on a mix of numbers and viewer surveys. So when this hits, if you want to see more.. it's in your hands.
No release date has been announced as of the time of writing.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Amazon Developing Adult Animated Series Pilot 'Amberville'
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.