Monday, July 22, 2019

Netflix Orders Animated Comedy 'Entergalatic' from Kenya Barris and Kid Cudi

Less than a year into his overall deal at the streamer, Kenya Barris is quickly ramping up a slate of programming for Netflix. Today, the streaming service has given a series order to his third project - the animated comedy Entergalatic, which Barris co-created with Grammy winner Kid Cudi.

Based on Cudi's forthcoming album "Entergalatic," the comedy will showcase Cudi's music and follow a young man on his journey to discover love.

Barris and Cudi will write and executive produce the comedy with Ian Edelman. Khalabo Ink Society will produce in association with Netflix. 

After exiting his overall deal with ABC Studios early, Barris has set up shop at Netflix. He remains an executive producer on ABC's Black-ish and its spinoffs Grown-ish on Freeform and Mixed-ish on ABC. At the streaming service, he is writing and starring in the comedy Black Excellence and executive producing the sketch comedy Astronomy Club.