|Netflix and Titmouse will be working on more adult animated series / Photo Credit via rclassenslayouts via 123RF|
Netflix has just signed a multi-year overall deal with animation house Titmouse to fulfill its desire to bring more “original adult animated series” on the platform, a genre that remains popular.
According to a report by online news site Deadline, Titmouse and Netflix had already worked well together on other adult animated series projects which were recognized for the ingenious way in which the subject matter of each show was handled.
These include the more sensitive and insightful, but equally raunchy “Big Mouth,” which has already been Emmy-nominated and continues to push through with starting conversations about various important topics in the lives of prepubescent children, and Pendleton Ward and Duncan Trussell’s “The Midnight Gospel,” which will be Ward’s new project after the equally popular “Adventure Time.”
Even this time around, Ward is not afraid to get weird with his storytelling, and with the show being tagged as an adult animated series, the possibilities are virtually endless.
Titmouse, when asked about how they viewed the partnership with Netflix, said through its president and co-founder, Chris Prynoski:
“When Netflix asked if we wanted to go steady, we were thrilled. When we asked if it could be an open relationship, they said, ‘Yeah, of course. It’s the 21st century, kid. That’s the only way we’ll have it.’ Now we are friends with benefits and I couldn’t be more stoked.
“This new and exciting relationship will help quench our relentless thirst for producing animated cartoons. Excuse me, I’m gonna carve NF+TM on a tree now.”
On Netflix’s end, they said their enthusiasm to work with Titmouse stems from the fact that they have already released quality content for the adult demographic, and continue to prove that through their shows like “Venture Bros.,” “Superjail!,” “Black Dynamite,” “Tigtone,” and “Metalocalypse.”
“We’re thrilled to expand our collaboration with Chris, Shannon, and the entire team at Titmouse as we continue to develop and produce bold original animation together,” says Netflix in a statement.