Netflix isn’t usually one to renew shows for multiple seasons, but apparently they have a special place in their heart for the raunchy animated comedy Big Mouth. The show created by Nick Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett has just been renewed for three more seasons at the streaming service, and the quartet’s newly founded animation production company Brutus Pink has signed a multi-year deal to produce even more TV shows and movies for Netflix.
Here’s the announcement straight from the official Netflix news feed on Twitter:
— See What's Next (@seewhatsnext) July 26, 2019
An official press release also announced the renewal for Big Mouth and the deal they just inked to create even more content for Netflix. The news comes just as Kroll, Goldberg, Levin and Flackett are about to receive an award for comedy writers of the year at Just For Laughs in Montreal this coming weekend, the comedy festival that is a bastion of up and coming talent from stand-up, improv, sketch comedy, and more.
Mike Moon, head of adult animation for Netflix, threw plenty of praise at the series:
“Big Mouth brilliantly captures the most awkward phase in a person’s life, puberty, in a hilarious yet heartwarming way. We couldn’t be more excited to continue our relationship with Brutus Pink and bring more stories, more humor, and more hormones to Netflix members around the world.”
The series is certainly much more raunchy and awkward than it is heartfelt, but that’s not to say it doesn’t have some genuine charm here and there. But more often than not, the show depicts the gross, nasty reality of what puberty and hormones are like for teens, even though they barely ever talk about the more seedy side of their sexuality. Sure, it has the added fantasy element of the truly revolting hormone monsters, but that’s also what makes it hilarious.
For their part, Brutus Pink is thrilled with their new home at Netflix:
“Netflix has given us the best creative experience imaginable, and we’ve been able to build an amazing community of talented writers, actors, producers and artists. We’re thrilled to be continuing with everyone for years to come.”
Big Mouth will return for a third season this fall, and will then start to fill out the new three-season order after that.
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