Animated Adult Series ANIMALS Returns to HBO on August 3

Animated Adult Series ANIMALS Returns to HBO on August 3

Animated Adult Series ANIMALS Returns to HBO on August 3

The animated adult series ANIMALS. returns for its ten-episode third season FRIDAY, AUG. 3 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. From Duplass Brothers Productions, the show was created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano.

The series is also available on HBO NOW, HBO GO, HBO On Demand and partners' streaming platforms.

ANIMALS. focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth's least-habitable environment: New York City. In its wide-ranging, wholly unique third season, the genre-bending series visits a humanless, post-apocalyptic Big Apple, blending live-action and animated segments, featuring the show's usual eclectic casting.

Matarese and Luciano executive produce, write and direct all the episodes, and voice many of the characters on the show.

Guests this season include: Awkwafina, Bob Balaban, Tom Bergeron, Kate Berlant, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Neil Casey, Marcia Clark, Steve Dildarian, Dinosaur Jr., Edie Falco, Jon Gabrus, David Harbour, Jared Harris, Mary Holland, Jameela Jamil, Marianne Jean-Baptiste, Jane Kaczmarek, Carol Kane, Johnny Knoxville, Lauren Lapkus, John Leguizamo, Donna Lewis, Lucy Liu, Natasha Lyonne, Anthony Mackie, Tatiana Maslany, Tim Meadows, Moby, Demi Moore, Tracy Morgan, John Mulaney, Princess Nokia, Aparna Nancherla, Tom Noonan, Soledad O'Brien, Cheri Oteri, Randall Park, Mel Rodriguez, Spencer Rothbell, Paul Rust, Amanda Seales, Michael Sheen, Jacob Tremblay, Aisha Tyler, Joe Wengert and many more.

Upcoming episodes:

Episode #21 (season 3, episode 1): "Episode Twenty-One: Rats."

Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 3 (11:30 p.m.-midnight ET/PT)

Three years after the green bomb wiped out humans in New York, rats Phil and Mike traverse the city following a wild, drunken night, searching for a missing car and encountering multiple species and terrors along the way.

Written and directed by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano.

Episode #22 (season 3, episode 2): "Episode Twenty-Two: Dogs."

Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 10 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

Struggling to adapt in a post-owner world, dog Phil fights to maintain his independence and his longtime addiction to human dependence.

Written and directed by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano.

Episode #23 (season 3, episode 3): "Episode Twenty-Three: Pigeons."

Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 17 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

This episode recounts the heroic saga of Wallet, a diminutive, but fiercely heroic bird who leaves his home after tragedy strikes and makes his way to Pigeon Heights. There, he becomes the right-hand man to recently crowned Pigeon King Phil, and is tasked with saving the day when terrorists take over a bar mitzvah.

Written and directed by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano.

Episode #24 (season 3, episode 4): "Episode Twenty-Four: Horses."

Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 24 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

In the new classist society that's been established among the equine community, a rich horse's daughter finds herself in a love triangle with a suitor approved by her father and a carriage horse from the wrong side of the tracks.

Written and directed by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano.

Episode #25 (season 3, episode 5): "Episode Twenty-Five: Stuff."

Debut date: FRIDAY, AUG. 31 (11:30 p.m.-midnight)

After a freak accident brings an assorted pile of random objects to life, the sentient items experience all of life's ups and downs on the path towards self-realization - and the meaning behind it all.

Written and directed by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano.

Among the critical raves for the series, Vulture has called it "one of the funniest, most idiosyncratic shows on television," noting that the series "always fills a viewer with glee," while Decider described ANIMALS. as an "offbeat hidden gem" and "bitingly funny."

The animation for ANIMALS. was produced with Dan Harmon's Starburns Industries, the studio also known for the TV series "Rick & Morty" and the feature film "Anomalisa."

ANIMALS. was created by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano; executive produced by Mark Duplass & Jay Duplass; executive produced, directed, written and voiced by Phil Matarese & Mike Luciano; executive produced by Jen Roskind; produced by James Fino and Erik Vignau.

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