Nick Kroll and John Mulaney Will Play Cartoon Teenagers in New Netflix Series


Netflix’s roster of animated series for adults might be small, but it’s strong. F Is for Family and BoJack Horseman are both stellar shows, and they’ll soon be joined by Big Mouth, an “edgy” series starring John Mulaney and Nick Kroll, who had previously worked together on The Oh, Hello Show, which started as a bit on The Kroll Show.

This new series is written by Kroll and Andrew Goldberg, who has written for Family Guy and American Dad for more than a decade. It’ll apparently be semi-autobiographical, with Kroll playing himself and Mulaney playing Goldberg. Puberty is rumored to be a big theme. The show will also feature the voices of Jenny Slate, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Jessi Klein, and Fred Armisen.

Big Mouth won’t make its debut until 2017, but that’s only six months away. As for whether or not you can expect the show to be good, well, it depends on who manages to take creative control. You’ll recall John Mulaney’s recent, very bad sitcom, Mulaney, as well as the generally problematic American Dad and Family Guy. Kroll’s track record is the strongest, though he hasn’t done anything too amazing since the end of The Kroll Show. So, then, maybe it doesn’t matter who has creative control? But, still, maybe it’ll be great? Who knows, but puberty is, at least, always funny.