Most of the headlines for big star, creative talent, and property acquisitions have often revolved around Netflix when it comes to digital streaming. However, today, Apple just locked down a big talent that can’t be ignored. According to a report from THR, the digital giant has picked up its first animated comedy series, Central Park.
Central Park hails from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard, and is an animated musical, packed with more stars than you can shake a stick at. Set to voice characters in the upcoming series are Josh Gad (Frozen), Leslie Odom Jr. (Hamilton), Titus Burgess (Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt), Kristen Bell (The Good Place, Frozen), Stanley Tucci (Feud), Daveed Diggs (Hamilton, Snowpiercer) and Kathryn Hahn (Amazon’s I Love Dick)
The series, as of right now, will consist of two 13-episode seasons.
Upon first hearing the news, I had assumed that Apple had snagged Bouchard away from Fox (which airs Bob’s Burgers), but it looks like 20th Century Fox Television is still the studio set to produce Central Park. Given that they have their own network, it’s interesting to see them go off with Apple (though I guess in a world where there’s so much content to produce, not everything can fit into in-house networks).
Central Park will be joining a thriller series from M. Night Shyamalan, a series from La La Land‘s Dmaien Chazelle, Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories anthology series, a new space drama from Battlestar Galactica‘s Ron Moore, and a whole lot more.
As of right now, the tech giant’s plans for the future aren’t super clear, in terms of how we’ll be watching all this new content, but we’re interested to see how it all develops.
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