Online streaming outfit Netflix is getting into the Nick Kroll business (and, also apparently the animated puberty comedy business). Deadline reports that Netflix has picked up “Big Mouth, ” a 10-epsiode, half-hour comedy from Kroll and his real-life BFF Andrew Goldberg (best known for his writing work on “Family Guy”) that follows the wild world of “teenaged adventures in puberty.”
The duo created the series alongside screenwriters/directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett, and all four will serve as executive producers on the series.
Kroll and comedian pal John Mulaney will voice the main characters (Nick and Andrew, of course) in what is described as an “edgy surreal comedy.” They will be joined by Maya Rudolph, Jason Mantzoukas, Jordan Peele, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate and Jessi Klein, who will also contribute their voice talents to the show.
“There are few things that keep me up at night…Nick Kroll’s adventures in puberty is one of them, so we greenlit this series with very few questions asked,” said Cindy Holland, Netflix VP of original content of the news to pick up “Big Mouth.”
Kroll added, “Andrew and I have been best friends since 1st grade, so this show is over 30 years in the making. I can’t wait to tell all the stories that make up the glorious nightmare of puberty.”
Incidentally, Kroll will soon appear in another raucous animated outing, “Sausage Party,” in which he is voicing an actual douche.