Television

Moonbeam City premiere set for September after South Park

Comedy Central has set a premiere date for “Moonbeam City,” a new animated series that delves into the sex, violence and pastels of an era we all loved.

The 1980s inspired, retro-futuristic cop comedy-dram “dares to go to the mean streets of mystery and criminal excess,” according to the network. The series will have a ten-episode debut in season one on Comedy Central. “Moonbeam City” is scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, September 16 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT following the 19th season premiere of “South Park.”

The “Moonbeam City” series voice talent includes Rob Lowe (“Parks and Recreation”) as Dazzle Novak, the handsome, idiotic detective who commits more crimes than most criminals, Will Forte (“The Last Man on Earth”) as Rad Cunningham, the obnoxious rival to Dazzle who will stop at nothing to destroy him, Elizabeth Banks (“Wet Hot American Summer”) as Pizzaz Miller, the sexy, tyrannical chief of police, and Kate Mara (“House of Cards”) as Chrysalis Tate, the city’s only competent police officer.

Guest starring in the first season are Powers Boothe, Kate McKinnon, Catherine O’Hara, Andy Richter, Susan Sarandon,
Molly Shannon, Paul F. Tompkins, Patrick Warburton and Adam West.

In the premiere episode, “Mall Hath No Fury,” a new crime lord terrorizes Moonbeam City, but Dazzle Novak is more concerned with losing his “#1 Cop” mug to annoying rival Rad Cunningham. Gold chains, shoulder pads and 80s music fill the air as they try to keep order and the city safe from evil.

“Moonbeam City” is created and executive produced by Scott Gairdner (“Conan,” Funny Or Die). Also serving as Executive Producers are Tommy Blacha (“Metalocalypse”) and Olive Bridge Entertainment’s Will Gluck and Richie Schwartz. Lowe serves as producer along with providing voiceover. Mark Brooks serves as Supervising Director, with animation by Titmouse. Ian Friedman and Tara Schuster are the Executives in Charge of Production for Comedy Central.