Apple nabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator for new animated comedy

Apple Orders Animated Musical Comedy Starring Josh Gad, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, & More!

Animated Comedy 'Central Park' From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator & Josh Gad Lands 2-Season Pickup By Apple With Star

Bob's Burgers creator Loren Bouchard and Gad, who both executive produce, will pen the series with Nora Smith. Among the cast are Hamilton Tony Award winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, as well as Tony nominee Josh Gad and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess.

In a very competitive situation, with three major streaming services pursing, Apple has landed animated musical comedy Central Park, from 20th Century Fox TV, with a two-episode, 26-episode straight-to-series order. Bouchard and Gad are executive producers; Smith will be a consulting producer.

Variety notes that this is a unique move for 2oth Century Fox to sell one of its animated series as it has held on to most of its popular content like The Simpsons, Family Guy, American Dad! Each season will run 13 episodes, and as mentioned a total of two seasons have been ordered.

The show was originally developed for Fox, where Bouchard has an overall deal. The company has given out several straight-to-series orders, including a morning-show drama from Jennifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon, a drama from Oscar victor Damian Chazelle, and a drama based on the early life and career of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.

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