The Freak Brothers Tackle Ryan Seacrest's Land of Green Imagination

The folks behind The Freak Brothers promised a new mini-sode this week, and on Tuesday they delivered. "Ryan and the Reefer Factory" finds our time-displaced heroes Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Woody Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (John Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Pete Davidson), and cat Kitty (Tiffany Haddish) taking part in the "most epic-ist" of epic quests: the Everlasting Doobie. In the previous preview, our Freaks learned first-hand what an award-winning Game of Thrones alum needs to do every now and then to earn a paycheck (those GoT royalties won't last forever. But that was only the beginning, as our heroes confirm a long-running theory about Ryan Seacrest (yes, you read that correctly) and learn the hard way that not every brown river is made of chocolate:

A scene from The Freak Brothers "Ryan and the Reefer Factory" (Image: The Freak Brothers)
A scene from The Freak Brothers "Ryan and the Reefer Factory" (Image: The Freak Brothers)

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.

Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland (King of the Hill, America Dad) will serve as Showrunners, Writers, and Executive Produce alongside Executive Producers Courtney Solomon (AFTER, Mr. Church, An American Haunting, CAKE) and Mark Canton (former Chairman of Sony Pictures Entertainment's Columbia Tri-Star Motion Picture Companies, 300, POWER the series). Workaholics alums Adam Devine and Blake Anderson will also voice two new characters as well as Executive Produce.

A scene from The Freak Brothers "Ryan and the Reefer Factory" (Image: The Freak Brothers)
A scene from The Freak Brothers "Ryan and the Reefer Factory" (Image: The Freak Brothers)

John Althschuler and Dave Krinsky (Silicon Valley) wrote and are consulting producers while Daniel Lehrer and Jeremy Lehrer (Highly Gifted) serve as writers and Co-Executive Producers. Gilbert Shelton, the creator of "The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers" also Executive Produces with Manfred Mroczkowski. Jeffrey S. Edell (President of WTG and former Chairman of MySpace parent company Intermix Media, CEO of Soundelux Entertainment, The Kids Are Alright, Killer Elite, The Grey, Just Friends) will serve as a Co-Executive Producer.

About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought on board as staff in 2017.

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