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Adult Swim Orders New Mike Judge & Greg Daniels Animated Series “Common Side Effects”

Adult Swim Orders New Mike Judge & Greg Daniels Animated Series “Common Side Effects”

Adult Swim has officially given a series order to a new animated series from producers mike judges (“Beavis & Butt-head”, “Office Space”, “King of the Hill”) and Greg Daniels. The new series is titled “Common Side Effects”, it follows former high school lab partners who uncover a grand pharmaceutical and government conspiracy to hide the knowledge of a rare fungus that can cure all the diseases in the world.

Mike Judge and Greg Daniels show ‘Common Side Effects’ receive series order from Adult Swim

“Common Side Effects” is a half-hour animated comedy series created by Joe Bennett and Steve Hely (“Veep”, “American Dad”, “The Office”, “30 Rock”). Judge and Daniels are the executive producers of the project. The show will explore the complex reactions after two friends, Marshall and Frances, discover a mysterious elixir of life. Throughout the series, they unravel a conspiracy involving big pharma and the federal government that seeks to suppress knowledge of the panacea magic mushroom.

Adult Swim, Cartoon Network and Boomerang President Michael Ouweleen said via press release of the series order, “Tonally it’s unlike anything else in animation right now, so we immediately knew that the “common side effects” belonged to Adult Swim.” He added: “Mike, Greg and this entire crew have such deep pedigrees in the worlds of comedy and animation, and this new series will tackle everything from government corruption to the pharmaceutical industry through their unique perspectives. and hilarious.”

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Daniels’ Judge and Bandera Entertainment are producing the show. Judge Daniels and Bandera President Dustin Davis produce the series under the banner. Bennett also has another animated show in the works. His new sci-fi anime series, “Scavengers Reign,” will debut later on Max. His animated shorts have also appeared in the FXX anthology series “Cake.”

Listed in Variety’s 2022 list of “10 Animators to Watch,” Bennett will also launch a sci-fi animated series, “Scavengers Reign,” for Max, and his animated shorts have been featured in the anthology series. from FXX “Cake”. Hely was co-executive producer of the HBO series “Veep” and producer/writer for “American Dad”, “The Office” and “30 Rock”.

Meanwhile, Judge is also preparing a revival for his classic FOX Network animated series, “King of the Hill.” Resurrection is currently in the works for Hulu. It does not yet have an official release date. Judge co-created the series with Daniels and voiced series main character Hank Hill and supporting character Jeff Boomhauer. The show ran for 13 seasons and 259 episodes for its original run from 1997 to 2010.

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Judge’s first animated show, “Beavis and Butt-head,” was recently revived for Paramount+, and the revival’s second season debuted on the streamer earlier in April. The revival seasons followed a long-awaited second movie for teenage antiheroes, “Beavis and Butt-head Do the Universe,” which also premiered on Paramount+. Judge voices both the Beavis and Butt-head characters from the series.

“Common Side Effects” does not yet have an official release date. The show will air on Adult Swim later.

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