Monday, May 23, 2022

Amazon Orders 2 Seasons of Animated Comedy 'The Hospital' Starring Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne

Amazon has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series The Hospital starring Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne. The streaming service has picked up two seasons of the series, with the first expected to debut in 2023.

The series will follow daring alien surgeons (and inseparable best friends) Sleech and Klak as they take on the most challenging cases in the galaxy, including anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs. Risking their careers to take on a remarkable case, they put existence itself in jeopardy. Although considering their dismal personal lives, oblivion might be an improvement.

In addition to Rudolph and Lyonne, the voice cast will feature Kieran Culkin, Keke Palmer, Greta Lee and Sam Smith.

Cirocco Dunlap created the animated comedy. She will executive produce with Rudolph, Lyonne, Danielle Renfrew Behrens, Shauna McGarry, Shannon Prynoski, Chris Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio and Ben Kalina. Robin Eisenberg will co-executive produce. Amazon Studios and Animal Pictures will produce, with Titmouse providing the animation.

"Working with Animal Pictures, Amazon Studios, and Titmouse to create a show that prominently features unsexy alien sex has been one of the best experiences of my life," said Dunlap.

"The Hospital is the perfect example of the fresh and unique programming we get so excited to deliver to our global Prime Video customers," said Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios. "Cirocco's humor and clever characters will entertain in any galaxy. We are thrilled to have this special project join our growing adult animated slate."