HBO Gives 2-Season Order To ‘Animals’ Animated Comedy From Duplass Brothers
In what may be the biggest acquisition deal overall to come out of the Sundance Film Festival, HBO has picked up two seasons of animated series Animals, produced by Duplass Brothers Television for a 2016 debut on the pay cable network and its streaming platforms.
That includes the first season, produced by Duplass Brothers TV, which is currently in post-production. The completed first two episodes of the series were screenedin the Special Events section of the Sundance Film Festival in January, drawing solid critical response. In addition to acquiring the first season, HBO has ordered a second season and picked up worldwide rights to the show. As usual, the network is not providing a number of episodes but the producers originally envisioned 10-episode seasons for the project, created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano. The animated show broke ground with its debut at the indie film festival, which included a conversation with Matarese, Luciano and executive producer Mark Duplass.Read more