Bloom County Animated Series Gets a Showrunner

The simpsons veteran Tim Long goes from Springfield to Bloom County. Long, writer, editor and producer of the longtime FOX sitcom since 1999, will serve as network co-showrunner Bloom County animated series with cartoonist and creator Berkeley Breathed. In February, FOX Entertainment announced that it was developing the iconic Breathed Bloom County comic book as an animated comedy series with Fox’s Bento Box Entertainment (Bob’s Burgers, Central Park), Miramax (Clerks: The Animated Series), Spyglass Media Group (ScreamHulu’s hellraiser) and James Vanderbilt’s Project X Entertainment (Ambulance, Cry 6). Variety confirmed the news.

Long wrote dozens of episodes of The simpsons, including “Treehouse of Horror X”, “Bart vs. Lisa vs. Third Year”, and “Lisa Goes Gaga”. Long served as co-producer, supervising producer, co-executive producer, and executive producer on seasons of The simpsons since 1999, and consulting producer since 2009.

Breathed is co-writer and executive producer of Bloom County series inspired by his comic strip. By Fox, Bloom County centers on a collapsed lawyer, a lobotomized cat and a penguin in underpants and fruit headgear living in the world’s last boarding house in the world’s most forgotten place in the heart of the dandelion wilderness of FlyWayWayOver country . Namely, America today at a glance.

Bento Box will serve as the animation studio on the project executive produced by Miramax, Spyglass, and Project X. Hailing from Breathed’s The academic waltz strip in his student newspaper, “The Daily Texan”, Bloom County debuted as a nationally syndicated strip in 1980, appearing in 1,200 newspapers worldwide until its end in 1989. Followed by Breathed, Outland and Opuspresented Bloom County characters; since 2015, the artist has been posting new Bloom County strips on Facebook.

“At the end of Extraterrestrialwe saw cuddly Sigourney Weaver fall peacefully into cryogenic hypersleep after being chased by a saliva-spewing maniac, only to be woken decades later to a world full of much worse,” Breathed said in a post. press release announcing the series. “FOX and I did the same for Opus and the rest of Bloom County gang, may they forgive us.”

“I was introduced to the brilliance of Berkeley Breathed and Bloom County like a teenager. Its characteristic mix of satire, politics and sentiment hooked me. Moreover, I like Opus“Added Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at FOX Entertainment. “Today, Berkeley’s clever and hilarious take on American culture is more relevant than ever. And, with Bento Box, we’re excited to bring its unique set of characters and social commentary to television.”

Bloom County will join an animated FOX lineup that includes The simpsons, Duncanvilleand the next Krapopolis and Grimsburg.

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