TBS greenlights "Final Space," animated series from Olan Rogers
Friday, December 2, 2016
TBS Heads into Final Space with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
Series Produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco
And New Form, in Association with Turner's Studio T
Preview Available at https://youtu.be/Q9-kTCX3evM
Turner's TBS has greenlit the new animated series Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. Slated to launch in 2018, Final Space is being produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner's Studio T. Rogers and creative partner David Sacks will write the episodes, executive-producing them along with O'Brien, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and Jeff Ross of Conaco and Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Matt Hoklotubbe of New Form.
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," the place where the entire universe ends.
"Olan pitched us Final Space voicing all the characters and dancing around the conference room," said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS. "It was kind of like a comedic Moon – genuinely funny and oddly heartfelt. We bought it in the room. So did other networks. We're glad he chose us. XO."
Rogers created a short, seven-minute pilot for Final Space funded by New Form and released as part of their Incubator 3 Series in April. The short quickly caught the attention of O'Brien, who then invited the Nashville-based filmmaker to Los Angeles to bring Final Space to TBS. In addition to this new series, Rogers sells apparel through Olan Rogers Supply and recently celebrated the grand re-opening of his Nashville shop, The Soda Parlor.
Final Space marks the 10th new comedy series to be added to the TBS slate since the network began an extensive and highly successful brand evolution in January. TBS's unprecedented string of hits launched this year includes Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth (also from Conaco TV), Search Party and the buzz-generating late-night powerhouse Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
On the animation front, Final Space joins a slate that includes TBS's iconic hit American Dad!, which is currently in its 12th season on Monday nights, and Tarantula, a dark comedy about the residents of a seedy hotel, scheduled to launch in 2017.
About New Form
New Form is an entertainment studio that redefines how stories are developed, packaged and distributed. New Form empowers creators and audiences to produce original narratives that transcend traditional categories and platforms. Watch New Form series on a variety of global outlets, including CW's The Seed, Refinery29, Fullscreen and go90, or go to newformdigital.com and learn more.
TBS, a division of Turner, is basic cable's #1 network with young adults and home to six of the year's most popular new comedies on cable, including Angie Tribeca, Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth and Search Party. Upcoming comedies include The Guest Book, Tarantula and Final Space, as well as the digital animated series Storyville. TBS also presents late-night comedy in the form of CONAN, starring Conan O'Brien, and Full Frontal with Samantha Bee, and will soon launch the competition series Drop the Mic. In addition, the TBS lineup includes popular comedy hits like Family Guy, The Big Bang Theory and 2 Broke Girls; blockbuster movies; and live coverage of Major League Baseball's regular and post-season play, the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship and ELEAGUE, Turner's brand new eSports gaming league.
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