Thursday, May 30, 2024

Amazon Gives Series Order to Animated Comedy 'Kevin' Created by Aubrey Plaza and Joe Wengert

Amazon has today given a series order to the original animated comedy series Kevin created by Aubrey Plaza (Parks and Recreation) and Joe Wengert (Big Mouth). An episode count and premiere date window were not immediately announced.

The animated series will center on a life-long housecat who decides that he doesn't want to live with people anymore. Loosely inspired by a real break-up and the cat caught in the middle, Kevin dares to ask himself, "Is there a world where I don't do the owner thing and am just... single for the rest of my life?"

Wengert will serve as showrunner on the first season. He and Plaza will executive produce with Dan Murphy. Amazon MGM Studios, Evil Hag Productions and Titmouse will produce.

"Uniquely told through the lens of a housecat, this hilarious series hits on the extremely relatable theme of self-discovery and living your desired life," said Melissa Wolfe, Head of Animation, Amazon MGM Studios. "Aubrey, Joe, and Dan are telling a fantastic story and this is a great addition to our growing animated slate for our global Prime Video customers."

"I am extremely excited to be working with Amazon and my old friends Aubrey and Dan on this show," added Wengert. "The real Kevin was with me during some of my lowest moments. This show is my chance to thank him - by creating a world where he can find less of a total bummer situation for himself."