FXX, the comedy spinoff network FX plans to launch on September 2nd, will be home to established series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” “The League,” “Legit” and “Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell,” all of which will move over from FX. But it will also be a platform for new originals of its own, the first of which will be “Chozen,” an animated series from the teams behind “Eastbound and Down” and “Archer.”
Created and written by Grant Dekernion, “Chozen” is about a gay white rapper who gets out of prison and embarks on a quest for redemption and success with a new message and new skills. Dekernion will be writing and performing the songs as well as executive producing alongside Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green from Rough House Pictures (“Eastbound and Down”) and Adam Reed and Matt Thompson of Floyd County Productions (“Archer”), who will animate the series.
Dekernion, McBride, Bobby Moynihan (“SNL”), Hannibal Buress (“The Eric Andre Show”), Michael Peña (“End of Watch”), Nick Swardson (“Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star”), Kathryn Hahn (“Free Agents”) and Method Man (“The Sitter”) will voice the characters. “It’s great to be in business with Grant, Danny, Jody, David and Rough House and this is the perfect first series order for FXX,” said FX’s Nick Grad in the announcement. “Chozen is an outrageous and ballsy comedy, but it’s also a very smart examination of the rap culture.”