Praise Petey: Freeform Orders Animated Comedy Series – Canceled + Renewed TV Shows

Praise Petey heads to Freeform. The network commissioned the animated series from Anne Drezen. Starring Annie Murphy, John Cho, Christine Baranski, Kiersey Clemons, Amy Hill and Stephen Root, the series follows a troubled young woman whose life was changed thanks to a gift from her father.

“Freeform ordered the half-hour animated series Praise Petey (working title) by designer, screenwriter and executive producer Anna Drezen (lead writer, Saturday Night Live) and executive producer Monica Padrick (Central park), with Mike Judge, Greg Daniels and Dustin Davis of Bandera Entertainment, and Alex Bulkley and Corey Campodonico of ShadowMachine. The series is produced by 20th Television Animation of Disney Television Studios, with animation by ShadowMachine.

“Praise Petey” (working title) follows Petey, an “it” girl from New York who has it all until her life crumbles around her. Luckily, a mysterious gift from her father breathes new life into her: she is going to “look into” the modernization of her cult of the small town.

“Anna Drezen’s comedic voice and take on life and pop culture are perfect for Freeform,” said Jamila Hunter, executive vice president, Programming and Development, Freeform. “Stepping into the animation space in partnership with prolific creators like Mike, Greg, Anna, Monica and Dustin is like arriving at a party with the coolest kids in town. We can’t wait to share their hilarious show with our audience.

Anna Drezen added, “I can’t believe I could do this show with so many funny and smart people. Working with Monica, Bandera, Freeform, ShadowMachine, 20th Television Animation and this amazing cast has been a blast and a dream – a bleam. This rule.

The series stars Annie Murphy (Schitt Creek) as Petey, once the girl who had it all, she now must use her urban intelligence to reorganize her father’s failing sect and become a better leader than him, a much more laid back leader – a nice – a boss!

Jean Cho (Cowboy Bebop) expresses Bandit, a potential love interest in Petey and a cult member since childhood whose mother was a high-ranking member.

Kiersey Clemons (Flash) expresses Eliza, a bartender at the local bar and reluctant BFF to Petey, working in his new cult.

Christine Baranski (The good fight) Voices White, Petey’s mother. She’s a magazine editor, Manhattan society woman, and terrifying perfectionist who has never eaten, tasted, or seen ketchup.

Amy Hill (Magnum PI) voices Mae Mae, the southern mum of the bandit overflowing with southern hospitality and who happens to be the right-hand man of a cult leader.

Stephen Racine (Barry) expresses Petey’s loving father, a charming, domestic, and cold cult leader with some pretty unique ideas about meditation, space, jumping up and down in a field, and how his lineage is needed for salvation. humanity. He may or may not be dead.

Praise Petey (working title) will begin production in early 2022.

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