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Tubi announced it has renewed the hit comedy, THE FREAK BROTHERS, its first-ever original animated series, for a second season, which is slated to premiere in December 2022. THE FREAK BROTHERS, based on Gilbert Shelton’s cult classic underground comic series, delivered nearly twice as many viewers as the #2 series on the platform in its first seven weeks (11/14 – 1/3). THE FREAK BROTHERS will return with eight new episodes. The series’ all-star voice cast includes Woody Harrelson, John Goodman, Pete Davidson, and Tiffany Haddish. The series is produced by WTG Enterprises and distributed by global content leader Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B).
“We’re excited to bring back our favorite trio of Freaks – and their trippy pet Kitty – for another wild season,” said Adam Lewinson, Chief Content Officer, Tubi. “THE FREAK BROTHERS has received overwhelming reception since its debut in November and has been a key driver in our growing adult comedy offering, cementing Tubi as a destination for adult animation.”
“We’re thrilled to embark on another even more freaky trip with Adam Lewinson, Rachel Koehler and the fantastic teams at Tubi, FOX and Lionsgate. And we’re most excited for our fans to twist one up and enjoy Season Two,” said executive producer Courtney Solomon.
“The success of Season One helped lay the foundation for this awesome new ‘Freak Brothers’ audience, and Season Two will be full of hilarity and surprises for our Super Freak army,” said executive producer Mark Canton.
“We’re pleased to continue our ‘trip’ with FOX and Tubi on a hilarious second season of the Freak Brothers,” said Lionsgate President of Domestic Television Distribution Ryan Lowerre. “With a fresh and inventive spin for their second season, Freewheelin’ Franklin, Fat Freddy, Phineas T. Phreakers and Kitty are ready to continue to grow the show’s audience.”
Today’s renewal of THE FREAK BROTHERS highlights the platform’s continued dedication to expanding its adult comedy collection and super-serving its audience with fan-favorite original content. THE FREAK BROTHERS chronicles the escapades of a trio of stoner anti-establishment characters and their cat who wake up from a 50-year nap after smoking a magical strain of weed in 1969, and must adjust to life with a new family in present-day San Francisco.
THE FREAK BROTHERS is based on comic book legend Gilbert Shelton’s “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers.” Critiquing the Establishment, while satirizing counterculture at the same time, the comics sold more than 45 million copies in 16 languages and was hailed by The Comics Journal as “One of the 100 Greatest Comics of the Century.” Starburns Industries and Pure Imagination Studios, the studios behind “Rick & Morty” and “The Simpsons: Brick Like Me,” handled the animation for Season One.
THE FREAK BROTHERS is executive-produced by Courtney Solomon (“AFTER,” “Mr. Church,” Cake”) and Mark Canton (STARZ’s “POWER UNIVERSE,” “300,” “Den of Thieves”), along with award-winning showrunners Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland (“King of the Hill,” “American Dad”). Woody Harrelson, Tiffany Haddish, Pete Davidson, Adam Devine, Blake Anderson, Gilbert Shelton and Manfred Mroczkowski also serve as executive producers on the series.
Tubi, a division of FOX Entertainment, is an ad-supported video-on-demand service with more than 40,000 movies and TV shows, including a growing library of Tubi Originals, 100+ local and live news and sports channels, and 400+ entertainment partners, featuring content from every major Hollywood studio. Tubi gives fans of film, television, news and sports an easy way to discover new content that is completely free.
Tubi is available on Android and iOS mobile devices, Amazon Echo Show, Google Nest Hub Max, Comcast Xfinity X1, Cox Contour, and on connected television devices such as Amazon Fire TV, Vizio TVs, Sony TVs, Samsung TVs, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X | S, and soon on Hisense TVs globally. Consumers can also watch Tubi content on the web at www.tubi.tv.
About WTG Enterprises
WTG Enterprises is a modern entertainment branding and licensing company focused on leveraging its exclusive intellectual properties. Based in Beverly Hills, CA, WTG develops, produces, markets and distributes high-quality content across multiple platforms, with a focus on creating and growing mass market adoption of popular brands. WTG is led by studio executives and Hollywood producers Courtney Solomon and Mark Canton.
Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) encompasses world-class motion picture and television studio operations aligned with the STARZ premium global subscription platform to bring a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. The Company’s film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and a valuable collection of iconic film and television franchises. A digital age company driven by its entrepreneurial culture and commitment to innovation, the Lionsgate brand is synonymous with bold, original, relatable entertainment for audiences worldwide.