The Freak Brothers executive producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon's adult animated cartoon adaptation of the hippie-era underground comic lined up a killer line-up of vocal talents: Woody Harrelson ("Hunger Games" franchise), John Goodman (The Conners), Tiffany Haddish (The Last O.G.), and Pete Davidson (Saturday Night Live). To further make their case, they released the first of four upcoming webisodes to help introduce viewers to our time-displaced heroes: Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Davidson), and their cat, Kitty (Haddish).
In the first chapter, our fellow freaks are nostalgic for the OG taste of The Colonel's original fried chicken recipe of "seven herbs and spices" so they make it their mission to enjoy that taste one more time. Unfortunately, they find out who they have to go through to get it: Donald Trump (John Di Domenico). As you're about to see in this focus clip from the webisode, that's a lot easier to write than to get done when you're dealing with a man who would definitely change Mt. Rushmore in real life if he could get away with it. The clip does have us wondering just how large those masks would have to be.
In 1969, life in San Francisco consists of free love, communal living, and political protest. Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Davidson) and their mischievous, foul-mouthed cat, Kitty (Haddish) spend their days dodging many things — the draft, the narcs and steady employment – all while searching for an altered state of bliss.
But after partaking of a genetically mutated strain of marijuana, the Freaks wake up 50 years later to discover a much different society. Quickly feeling like fish out of water in a high-tech world of fourth-wave feminism, extreme gentrification, and intense political correctness, the Freaks learn how to navigate life in 2020 — where, surprisingly, their precious cannabis is now legal.
Written by Dave Krinsky and John Althschuler (Silicon Valley), and Daniel Lehrer and Jeremy Lehrer (Highly Gifted), the eight-episode series has tapped Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland (King of the Hill) to serve as showrunners. The series is expected to premiere this fall, with work on the pilot reportedly complete. The series is currently considering distribution offers, and production on the remaining 22-minute episodes currently underway. Krinsky, Althschuler, Daniel Lehrer, and Jeremy Lehrer produce, with Workaholics alums Adam Devine and Blake Anderson executive producing. Canton and Solomon for WTG Enterprises, Gilbert Shelton, and Manfred Mroczkowski also executive produce, with Jeffrey S. Edell serving as co-executive producer. Starburns Industries (Rick and Morty) and Pure Imagination Studios (The Simpsons) are handling animation.