Wednesday, October 26, 2022

'Sausage Party' Receives Spinoff Series on Amazon

Amazon has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series Sausage Party: Foodtopia based on the 2016 animated feature film. Plot details and an episode count were not immediately announced.

Original feature film cast members Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz and Edward Norton will return. Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Natasha Rothwell and Yassir Lester have joined the voice cast for the animated series.

Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter - who co-wrote the feature film - will serve as showrunners. They will executive produce with Rogen, Evan Goldberg, James Weaver, Alex McAtee, Megan Ellison, Patrick Chu, Andrew Millstein and director Conrad Vernon. Amazon Studios, Sony Pictures Television, Annapurna Television and Point Grey Pictures will produce.

"Film used to be the superior art form to television, and we humbly reached the pinnacle of what can be achieved with film in our remarkable opus, Sausage Party," said Rogen and Goldberg. "But now that film is completely dead and TV is the forever-king of entertainment, we've decided to continue the epic adventures of our culinary crew in the soon-to-be-legendary televised masterpiece Sausage Party: Foodtopia. It's got all the heart, double the puns, and triple the food-on-food sex. In other words, it's exactly what the world needs right now."

"The original Sausage Party was an incredibly hilarious, outrageous, one-of-a-kind entry into the world of animation," added Vernon Sanders, Head of Global Television, Amazon Studios. "We are thrilled to collaborate again with Seth, Evan and their team at Point Grey, as well as our partners at Annapurna Television and Sony Pictures Television, to offer a new look into this world that will be brought to life so vividly for our global Prime Video customers."