Monday, November 7, 2022

FOX Gives Series Order to Animated Comedy 'Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros.' Created by Adam and Craig Malamut

FOX has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series Universal Basic Guys/The Hoagie Bros. created by brothers Adam and Craig Malamut. The series will premiere in 2024.

Brothers Mark and Hank Hoagies suddenly find themselves with no jobs when the Glantontown Hot Dog factory switches over to automation. Lucky for them, the town started a radical Universal Basic Income pilot program, giving all residents of Glantontown $3,000 per months with no strings attached. Now, Mark, Hank and the rest of their local buddies are once again kids in the summertime, overflowing with the perilous combo of free time and stupid ideas. This is a show about men trying to find purpose in a world where they're no longer needed.

The Malamut Brothers will executive produce. Fox Entertainment, Sony Pictures Television and Bento Box Entertainment will produce.

"Adam and Craig are two of the boldest and most irreverent voices I know," said Michael Thorn, President, Fox Entertainment. "This series' distinct point of view could only come from a talented multi-hyphenate team that writes, animates and voices their work like no one else. And in the tradition of the incredible creators who have been a part of our stories Animation Domination lineup, the Malamuts have an intrepid DIY mentality that has allowed them to create some of the funniest and most surprising characters we've seen in a long time."