Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler are teaming up again for the new, animated series Duncanville. Amy Poehler joins Mike and Julie Scully as both co-creator and co-producer and will voice two characters on the show. Wiz Khalifa will also join the cast. Duncanville is expected to air in 2019.
There will be 13 episodes in the first season which is described as a family comedy. President of Entertainment for Fox Michael Thorn released a statement about the new series and discussed his views of having Amy, Mike, and Julie at the helm.
“Duncanville is one of the freshest animated concepts we’ve seen, and has an insane pedigree of comedic talent across the board. We’ve enjoyed a long, incredible run with Mike and Julie, and everything Amy does is pure genius. Having the voice talents of Rashida and Wiz join her makes this show the complete package. I can’t wait to have them all together when we add Duncanville to our growing animated slate.”
News of Rashida Jones and Amy Poehler working together again went viral.
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Amy Poehler has been hard at work. In addition to Duncanville, she is currently co-producing and writing the television series Russian Doll. She’s also been filming, directing, and producing the movie Wine Country. She has 11 projects in development.
Poehler is well known for her work on Saturday Night Live and Parks and Recreation.
In addition to acting, Rashida Jones is also a producer. She has six projects in development and recently filmed the animated movie, Klaus.
Season 4 of Angie Tribeca, the series created by Steve and Nancy Carell, is in pre-production. Rashida plays the eponymous lead character.
Rashida will also be in the upcoming movies Grinch, Feathers, and Quincy, which she also directed and wrote. Jones is known for The Office, Parks and Recreation, and Celeste and Jesse Forever.
Wiz Khalifa has been acting professionally since 2007 and recently appeared in the 2018 movie The After Party. He’s known for his work in Suicide Squad, Furious 7, and Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles.
Amy Poehler will voice the character of Duncan as well as his mother who is overprotective and continuously trying to monitor Duncan’s behavior.
We’ll keep you updated on further developments with Duncanville as the series gets closer to release.
Are you looking forward to Duncanville?