Netflix Orders Animated Comedy Series from Bill Burr and Vince Vaughn

/ Oct 22, 2014

Bill Burr

Netflix has ordered an animated comedy series from Bill Burr and Vince Vaughn.

“F Is for Family,” created by Burr and Emmy-winner Michael Price (“The Simpsons”), and produced by Gaumont International Television and Vaughn’s Wild West Television, will take place in the 1970s, following the fictional Murphy clan during “a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside, and bring a gun to the airport.” Spanning six half hours, the series will debut in all Netflix territories in 2015.

In addition to executive producing, Burr will voice the Murphy family patriarch. He will be joined by Laura Dern as his wife and Justin Long as their eldest son.

Other executive producers include Vince Vaughn, Peter Billingsley, and Price, who will also serve as showrunner. Michael Lagnese and Victoria Vaughn from Wild West Television are co-executive producing.

“F Is for Family” will be the second adult animated comedy from Netflix, following the debut of Will Arnett-starring “BoJack Horseman” earlier this year, and the third original series for Netflix produced by Gaumont International Television, following “Hemlock Grove” and the upcoming “Narcos.”

The show also marks the first for into animation by Gaumont’s US production arm, which will tap the expertise of Gaumont Animation in France, the company said.

For Netflix, the pick-up, in part, has to do with the success of Burr’s stand-up specials on its streaming service. “Bill Burr’s stand-up specials are wildly popular for us worldwide, and we’re looking forward to presenting his nostalgic and unflinching take on the family comedy in this original, animated series,” said Cindy Holland, VP of original content at Netflix, in a statement.

“‘F Is for Family’ is the show I’ve always wanted to do. It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up,” added Bill Burr.

Prior to “F Is for Family,” Burr can be next seen on Netflix in his new stand-up special “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way,” which premieres exclusively on the streaming service on December 5. You can also catch him on “Breaking Bad.”

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