The Freak Brothers Undertake The Most Epic of Epic Quests Next Week

So far, executive producers Mark Canton and Courtney Solomon have been doing a slow-roll when it comes to introducing viewers to their upcoming adult animated series The Freak Brothers. We kicked off with a mini-episode preview that properly introduced 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 that included throwing some "birthday feels" creator Gilbert Shelton's way and offering viewers a look at our heroes' cast of characters (with executive producers Adam Devine and Blake Anderson (Workaholics), and I'm Sorry star Andrea Savage also lending their voices).

Freak Brothers
The Freak Brothers offer viewers a sneak preview of the cast.

Now, our eyeballs are being given a heads-up that another mini-episode is on the way. Taking to social media on Tuesday, the fine folks behind the animated series made sure we knew to set our calendar alerts for next Tuesday, July 14, and to keep an eye on the show's social channels (IGtv, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter). That's when our Freaks take on the most ultimate of ultimate quests in "Ryan and the Reefer Factory": the Everlasting Doobie.

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 Devine and Anderson 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.

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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