Adult Swim Greenlights ‘The Jellies!’ animated series
New series coming this summer
Adult Swim has added another original series to the network’s growing roster of content aimed at millennial audiences. Adult Swim officially announced today that a new animated series from Tyler, The Creator and Lionel Boyce will launch this year called “The Jellies!”. The new animated-series is expected to launch this summer.
The series is expected to be part of Turner’s Upfront 2017 presentation, which will take place on May 17th in New York City. Adult Swim is already one of the top destinations for millennials, dominating both primetime and late night in the demo. The network has found terrific success with hits like “Rick and Morty” and “Mike Tyson Mysteries,” while expanding recently with the relaunch of “Samurai Jack”.
The network also has a pretty great mobile App which offers a ton of content for fans to enjoy, including live programming. While other networks seem to be content with hiding content behind paywalls and cable-verification portals, Adult Swim does seem to at least try to offer as much content as the network’s contracts will allow. Watching some episodes still requires verification, but more often than not, you can find episodes and series available on the go. Offering content online has been one of the best ways to target millennials, even though some major networks are still dragging their feet.
The Jellies! is a quarter-hour animated series created by Tyler and Boyce. The show follows a family of Jellyfish, including their 16-year-old human son Cornell. When Cornell learns that he was adopted at birth, he is shocked by the news and spirals out of control as he tries to “find himself.” The result is he, his family and friends continue to end up in uncanny situations.
The show’s musical score and original composition is created by Tyler, who also lends his voice, along with those of Boyce, Phil LaMarr, Blake Anderson, AJ Johnson, Kevin Michael Richardson, and many more to the show’s great cast of characters.
This year The Jellies! joins Adult Swim’s original animated hits Samurai Jack, Mike Tyson Mysteries, Rick and Morty, Robot Chicken, Squidbillies, Mr. Pickles, and the recently announced new series Apollo Gauntlet and Hot Streets.