We've appreciated the way executive producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon have been rolling out their upcoming adult animated series The Freak Brothers. First, they roll out a mini-episode preview that properly introduces our time-displaced heroes Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Woody Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (John Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Pete Davidson), and cat Kitty (Tiffany Haddish). Follow that up with steady-building social media content. Make sure to throw some "birthday feels" creator Gilbert Shelton's way, and then offer viewers a look at our heroes' cast of characters. We recognize some of the faces in the image below, starting with John Di Domenico's Donald Trump (from the mini-ep), and we're also recognizing Peter Dinklage, Elon Musk, and Stephen Miller in the image below. Executive producers Adam Devine and Blake Anderson (Workaholics) are also set to lend their voices, as is I'm Sorry star Andrea Savage.
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 Adam Devine and Blake Anderson (Workaholics) executive producing and providing voices. 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.