Apple continues to pour more money into its original content library with the announcement of its first animated series from Loren Bouchard who is the creator of Bob’s Burgers. Central Park is a new musical animated comedy from Bouchard and is co-written by Josh Gad and Nora Smith alongside Bouchard. The animated show follows a group of caretakers who live and work in Central Park, New York.
20th Century Fox Television is the production studio behind this new show. It’s unclear why it decided to go with Apple instead of its own corporate entity. Perhaps Apple made a more generous offer or For’s TV studio wants to put its content on more distribution platforms.
This is indeed a rare sale of an animated comedy by the studio outside the larger Fox corporate family. The studio is best known for other animated series such as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Futurama, and American Dad!.
The show’s cast includes Josh Gad, Titus Burgess from Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Stanley Tucci, Kristen Bell, and others. There will be 13 episodes in each season and Apple has ordered two seasons of this new series so far.
No word as yet on how long it’s going to be before Apple starts distributing this new animated comedy series. Given that we’re only just hearing about this now, it might take a while before Central Park is released.