FX has opted not to proceed with animated comedy series Cassius And Clay. The project, co-created by Archer creator/executive producer Adam Reed, originally was ordered to pilot in May. In August, the pilot was picked up to series with a 10-episode order for comedy-centric FXX, where it was to be paired with the seventh season of Archer.
That is no longer the plan. There had been talk that Cassius And Clay might be redeveloped. In the end, the FX brass decided not to go with the series. No additional episodes were produced beyond the pilot.
The network just ordered a new animated comedy pilot, an untitled project co-created, executive produced and voiced by Louis C.K. and Albert Brooks.
In the vein of Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid, Cassius And Clay starred Kaitlin Olson as Cassius and Lake Bell as Clay, bandits looking to survive in a futuristic, postapocalyptic American South. The series was created by Reed and Megan Ganz, who executive produced with Reed’s Floyd County Productions and Archer exec producer Matt Thompson for FX Productions. The voice cast also included Susan Sarandon, JB Smoove, Kevin Michael Richardson, Jeffrey Tambor, Stephen Root, Katy Mixon and Robert Patrick.