Fox has slotted half-hour animated comedy series Golan The Insatiable for a summer run as part of the network’s Sunday primetime animated lineup. The show, inspired by by the quarter-hour installments that aired on Fox’s Animated Domination High-Def late-night Saturday programming block, will premiere May 31 and air in the Sunday 9:30 PM time period.
Launched in 2013 as an in-house animation content incubator, Fox’s ADHD division headed by Adult Swim veteran Nick Weidenfeld originally was to supply a new edgy animated Saturday late-night block with some of its 15-minute shows possibly making the leap to primetime. Fox last summer pulled the plug on the ADHD Saturday late-night block, but the animated unit continued to work on content for digital platforms, and recently launched trial late-night run on sibling FXX. Golan The Insatiable marks the first ADHD title to land a primetime series order.
Featuring an all-new voice cast led by Rob Riggle and Aubrey Plaza, Golan follows a mighty godlord (Riggle) from an alternate dimension who arrives in Oak Grove, MN, where his only friend is a macabre, 9-year-old girl named Dylan (Plaza) who constantly urges him to wreak havoc on her town. Additional voice talent includes Ken Marino, John DiMaggio and comedic actors Maria Bamford, Rachel Butera and Nick Rutherford.
Golan The Insatiable was created by TV newcomer Joshua Miller and developed by Matt Silverstein & Dave Jeser (ADHD’s Axe Cop). ADHD’s Weidenfeld and Hend Baghdady serve as executive producers alongside Silverstein and Jeser. Miller serves as a co-executive producer. The series is produced by Weidenfeld’s Friends Night, in association with Double Hemm.