Channel 4 has acquired much-anticipated animated comedy Duncanville in a new deal with NBCU. The series will transmit close to the US premiere this year, getting a first look on Channel 4 and repeat on E4.
An animated American sitcom co-created by Emmy Award© and Golden Globe© winner Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), and Mike and Julie Scully (The Simpsons), Duncanville focuses on Duncan (Poehler), a spectacularly average fifteen-year old boy, and his immediate family. Duncan can see adulthood on the horizon: money, freedom, cars, girls…but the reality is more like: always being broke, driving with your mom sitting shotgun and babysitting your little sister. He’s not exceptional, but he has a wild imagination in which he’s never anything less than amazing.
Duncan’s mom, Annie (also Poehler), a parking enforcement officer who dreams of someday being a detective, lives in perpetual fear that her teenage son is one bad decision away from ruining his life and will do anything to stop him from doing so. Duncan’s father, Jack (Emmy Award® winner Ty Burrell, Modern Family), husband to Annie, is a classic-rock-obsessed plumber who’s determined to be a better dad than the one he had. He’s constantly posting wonderful things about his family on Facebook and annoyed that his kids won’t friend him.
Guest voices in the series include Emmy® nominee Rashida Jones (Parks and Recreation, Angie Tribeca) as Mia, Duncan’s on-again, off-again crush; and Golden Globe® nominee Wiz Khalifa (American Dad!, BoJack Horseman) as Mr. Mitch, the universally loved teacher/guidance counsellor, and occasional gym coach and school nurse, due to budget cuts.
The 13-part comedy is written by Emmy Award© winners Mike and Julie Scully through Poehler’s production company Paper Kite Productions. It is produced by 20th Century Fox Television, Universal Television and FOX Entertainment. Mike Scully, Julie Scully and Amy Poehler co-created and executive produce the series with executive producer Dave Becky. The series is animated by Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers).
Duncanville is expected soon on Channel 4