Adult Swim Expands Millennial Programming with Jena Friedman, Derrick Beckles and Eric Andre
Three new series are headed to Adult Swim
Adult Swim announced several new projects this week. all aimed at expanding the network’s already substantial millennial audience. The new series will include two live-action comedy projects, and a new special from comedian Jena Friedman. The new series “Mostly 4 Millennials,” comes from Derrick Beckles and Eric Andre.
According to the announcements made today by the network, “Mostly 4 Millennials” will be a quarter-hour live-action comedy series targeted to the titular demographic. The series was created by Derrick Beckles (Totally for Teens, Hot Package) and executive produced along with Eric Andre (The Eric Andre Show), Mostly 4 Millennials is an look into what makes this ‘incredibly important generation of humans’ tick, while mostly likely mocking them in the process.
The network also briefly discussed Jena Friedman’s new project. Adult Swim described the new live-action series stating, “Through her sharp wit and unapologetically feminist point of view, comedian and filmmaker Jena Friedman, takes 30 minutes to probe America, tackling evergreen issues related to politics, gender and American culture in this all-new untitled special.”
Jena Friedman has worked as a correspondent for National Geographic Explorer and Vice and as a field producer for The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and has written for Late Show with David Letterman. She recently appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore, @Midnight with Chris Hardwick, The Jim Gaffigan Show and in the Netflix mocumentary Undecided.
Both new projects join Adult Swim’s slate of original live-action series Decker, Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories, Neon Joe, Werewolf Hunter, and online streaming hits FishCenter, The Williams Street Swap Shop, Development Meeting, Stupid Morning Bullshit, and Bloodfeast.