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HBO Max Orders More Close Enough and Clone High, Plus More New Adult Animation


It seems that animation is one of the best performing areas on streaming service HBO Max as they are going all-out to bring more new animated content to the service. Their rivals such as Netflix and Hulu have also found that the medium is hugely popular with audiences, so it's no wonder that the industry is currently booming.

HBO Max have just announced a whole new batch of adult animation, featuring a mix of new and returning shows.

JG Quintel's ace Close Enough will return with a second season, streaming on February 25. Not only that, but it has been picked up for two more seasons. The series had a pretty bumpy route to our screens, originally slated for TBS before apparently disappearing and eventually reappearing as an HBO Max Original. So thank goodness that didn't result in the series getting grounded before it had even had a chance to take off. Check out the season two trailer, below.

The rumoured revival of Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Bill Lawrence's cult MTV comedy Clone High has landed at HBO Max.  Lord and Miller are returning as executive producers and writers. Lawrence will also be an EP, with original series writer Erica Rivinoja returning to act as showrunner. The show has been handed a two season order. 

Brand new is Velma, an adult comedy series delving into the unknown past of Scooby-Doo star and Mystery Inc member Velma Dinkley. Mindy Kaling will voice the lead character and be an Executive Produce alongside Charlie Grandy, Howard Klein and Sam Register. Warner Bros Animation will produce the series, which has scored an initial 10-episode order.

Fired On Mars is an original adult animated comedy from  creators Nate Sherman and Nick Vokey.  A workplace comedy set on the red planet,  Pete Davidson will voice one of the characters. Davidson will also be one of the show's EPs, alongside Carson Mell and Dave Sirius. 

HBO Max also revealed several new adult animation series are currently in development: three new comedies and a DC Comics adaptation from the co-creator of Miles Morales.


HELLO PAUL

From creator and musician Sean Solomon, HELLO PAUL is about a neurotic millennial cat whose intense job and freeloading mouse roommate stress him out. 



OBI

OBI is about a 30-year-old man-child chasing his dream to become an artist while navigating adulthood with his friends. Produced by Michael B. Jordan’s Outlier Society, Michael Schreiber for Studio71, and David Devries, OBI is an adaptation of Obi Arisukwu’s popular Instagram comic strip. This project is co-created by Obi Arisukwu and Arthur Harris (“The Last OG”).

 


UNCANNY VALLEY

Executive producer Ed Helms with creators/executive producers Brendan Walter and Greg Yagolnitzer tell the story of three awkward domestic helper robots who kill their human owners and try to assume their identities. UNCANNY VALLEY is produced by Universal Television, a division of Universal Studio Group, and Helms and Mike Falbo's Pacific Electric Picture Company. Andrew Guest is also an executive producer/writer.

 


 

COVER

Brian Michael Bendis and David Mack are adapting their acclaimed DC comic book series COVER, an animated espionage thriller and conspiratorial love letter to the comic book industry that was nominated for multiple Eisner Awards. Bendis will write the series and Mack has signed on to direct. COVER is produced by Rooster Teeth Studios.

 


 

 


 


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