Netflix has picked up Big Mouth, a 10-episode, half-hour animated comedy series about teenaged adventures in puberty from real-life best friends Nick Kroll (Kroll Show) and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy). It will premiere everywhere Netflix is available in 2017.
Comedians Kroll and and John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live) will voice the central characters of Nick and Andrew, respectively, in the edgy surreal comedy, whose voice cast also includes Maya Rudolph (Maya & Marty), Jason Mantzoukas (The League), Jordan Peele (Key and Peele), Fred Armisen (Portlandia), Jenny Slate (Girls) and Jessi Klein (Inside Amy Schumer).
“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.
Kroll and Goldberg co-created Big Mouth with screenwriter-directors Mark Levin & Jennifer Flackett (Little Manhattan). All four executive produce the Netflix production.
“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,” said Kroll.
Among the duo’s real-life stories — a lip-sync performance of Queen’s “Don’t Stop Me Now” at Camp Wildwood in 1992 which they call legendary and infamous to this day.
Kroll is the creator and star of Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. He also co-starred on FX’s The League alongside recurring player Mantzoukas. Kroll will next be seen on the big screen in Jeff Nichols’ feature, Loving, which premiered at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, New Line’s The House, as well as three animated films, Seth Rogen’s Sausage Party, Illumination’s Sing and Dreamworks’ Captain Underpants. Kroll recently completed his nationally sold out tour and an off-Broadway run of Oh, Hello, which he co-created, co-wrote and co-starred in alongside Mulaney.
Writer-producer Goldberg has animated series experience — he began his career at Fox’s animated comedy Family Guy where he rose to co-executive producer. His feature script, The Wedding for CBS Films, appeared on the 2011 Black List.