MTV Entertainment Studios today announced that it is continuing to expand its strong animation lineup with the exciting addition of Everybody still hates Chrisa re-imagined animated version of superstar Chris Rock’s popular award-winning family show Everybody Hates Chris. The new series, which also draws inspiration from the beloved comic’s teenage years, has a straightforward order.
Executive produced by Rock and alongside Sanjay Shah (king of the hill, South Park, central park), which will act as showrunner, Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky, produced by, CBS Studios and 3 Arts Entertainment, the new half-hour animated series Everybody still hates Chriswill feature Rock telling stories inspired by his experiences as a scrawny nerd in a large, working-class family in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn in the late 1980s.
Building on the success of its adult animation catalog and following the celebration of the 25th anniversary of South Park, Everybody still hates Chris joins MTV Entertainment Studios, a comedy series produced by Andy Samberg previously announced Digger!, Jodiea spin-off film from the iconic Daria franchise starring Tracee Ellis Ross in the lead role, and the return of the film and series from Beavis and Butthead.
“Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we are thrilled to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome him as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal. iconic adult animation series that includes hit series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Buttheadsaid Chris McCarthy, president and CEO of Paramount Media Networks and MTV Entertainment Studios.
“A reimagining of this critically acclaimed groundbreaking series has long been a source of creative discussion in our studio,” said CBS President and CEO George Cheeks. “It’s exciting to partner with 3 Arts and the comedic genius of Chris Rock as he develops his vision for the original show in this innovative new format. This also marks another significant internal collaboration for CBS with Chris McCarthy. and our valued partners at MTV Entertainment Studios, as we jointly support this landmark series for Paramount+ and Comedy Central.
Rock serves as executive producer on the series alongside Sanjay Shah, who will serve as showrunner, and Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky. Everybody Hates Chris won an NAACP Image Award for his writing in 2007 and was also nominated for a Golden Globe and multiple Emmy Awards.
It’s official everyone, Paramount has won the Summer 2022 Streaming Wars. South Park and Beavis and Butthead, to be rumored to be the new home of the clone high reboot, and a bunch of new series on the way, Paramount+ is THE streamer to get this summer for adult animation fans and it’s not even close.