‘Bad Friends’ Animated Comedy From Andrew Santino & Bobby Lee In Works At Hulu

EXCLUSIVE: In a competitive situation with several major adult animation players interested, Hulu has landed for development Bad Friends. The animated project comes from Andrew Santino and Bobby Lee, the duo behind the comedy podcast of the same name.

Created by Lee, Nick Kreiss, Santino and Andres Salaff, the potential series will be written by Kreiss and Santino.

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Bad Friends follows the relationship between Andrew, a fiery lightning bug, and Bobby, a shy roly poly, as they navigate the treacherous waters of being adolescent misfit bugs in high school.

Lee, Santino and Kreiss executive produce with Trevor Engelson from Underground and Doug Banker from Five All In The Fifth. Salaff is a co-executive producer. 20th Television Animation is the studio.

Launched in 2020 by comedians Lee and Santino, Bad Friends, which showcases their improv skills, has become a top comedy podcast across platforms, including Apple and Spotify.

On the strength of streaming hits like Family Guy and Bob’s Burgers‘ current and previous seasons, Hulu has been looking to expand its original adult animation offerings beyond shows like Solar Opposites and the Futurama revival. The streamer also recently commissioned an animated presentation for Journey to the Center of the Internet.

Lee is repped by CAA, Santino is with UTA. Kreiss is repped by Underground and attorney Ryan Goodell.

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