Fox Greenlights Its First New Animated Series in More Than Two Years -- Show Takes Aim at One of Prime Time's Most Popular Genres Deadline
The home of “Animation Domination,” Fox Television, has greenlighted its first new cartoon series in more than two years, Deadline.com reports. "Murder Police" -- a twist on the cop procedurals that have proliferated in prime time -- comes from former "Family Guy" executive producer/co-showrunner David Goodman and Jason Ruiz.
The network last picked up new animation series in October 2010, when it ordered seven episodes of Jonah Hill’s “Allen Gregory” and six episodes of “Napoleon Dynamite,” the piece notes.
Deadline reports: “Set to premiere next season, ‘Murder Police’ follows a dedicated but inept detective and his colleagues -- some perverted, some corrupt, some just plain lazy -- in a twisted city precinct.”
Said Fox Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly: “David and Jason came to us with a really fresh take on law enforcement that we’ve never seen before. With ‘Murder Police,’ these guys are taking a staple genre of television -- the cop show -- and turning it on its head by pushing the warped comedic boundaries that only animation can offer.”
Ruiz will voice one of the lead characters as part of a voice cast that includes Will Sasso, Chi McBride, Horatio Sanz, Penny Marshall, Peter Atencio and Justina Machado.