Facebook Watch Debuting Two New Adult Animated Comedy Series, “HUMAN KIND OF” and “LIVERSPOTS AND ASTRONOTS”
Cartuna, a digital media company focused on animated comedy for adults, will premiere its two adult animated short-form series "Human Kind Of" and "Liverspots and Astronots" on Facebook Watch. Each show will have a 21-episode season and will roll-out three new episodes per week.
Created, written, and animated by women, "Human Kind Of" is an off-kilter comedy about a half alien teenager struggling with the extraterrestrial world of high school. Featuring the voice talents of Michelle Trachtenberg, Kate Berlant, Jill Talley, Zak Orth, John Early, and Betsy Sodaro. The first three episodes will premiere on Sunday, September 16, followed by three episodes premiering each Sunday thereafter with the season finale on Sunday, October 28. Click to link to the show's Facebook Watch page. And click to view the just-released trailer.
When Judy Reilly, a nerdy teenager, finds out her estranged father was an extraterrestrial, surviving a half-alien adolescence seems pretty hopeless. But with the help of a dangerously upbeat mother and a comic book obsessed best friend, Judy is able to uncover her powers, stand up to bullies, and inevitably discover what makes her both alien and human along the way.
A ten-year passion project in the making, "Liverspots and Astronots" is a buddy comedy about a nursing home in space, filled with funky old folks who discover they are integral to the survival of the universe. Creators Robert Bohn and Nate Milton took years of late-night ideas and bar napkin sketches and got to work self-producing the comedy they had envisioned since their days at New York's School of Visual Arts. Featuring THE VOICE talents of Colin Mochrie, Keith David, Nicole Sullivan, Maria Bamford, John Waters, Pauly Shore, Selma Blair, Dick Cavett, and Hearty White. The first three episodes will premiere on Thursday, October 18, followed by three episodes premiering each Thursday thereafter with the season finale on Thursday, November 29. Click to follow the show's Facebook Watch page.
No one seems to know why Dusty Craters, a dilapidated nursing home, is floating through space carrying a colorful assortment of grumpy old folks under the care of an evil goat doctor. But then again nothing seems to make sense in a world where a talking two-dollar bill lives in a Cracker Jack box and a three-eyed ape just might be the center of the universe. Best friends Roosi and Big Man uncover these mysteries and more as they go on one epic adventure after another.
The creators, writers, animators and surprise guests from both series will be participating in a panel and Q&A at New York Comic-Con on October 4 from 5:30pm-6:30pm in Room 1A10 at the Javits Center.
Cartuna is a digital media brand focused on animated comedy for adults. Cartuna is currently producing over 40 original series, as well as feature films. The company's first series, "Dogs In A Park," premiered on Comcast's Watchable. Their series, "Tammy's Tiny Tea Time," appeared in the inaugural Indie Episodic program at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Cartuna formed a partnership with IFC to air many of its originals as part of IFC's 'Slightly Off' Saturday Night Programming. Their first film, "NUTS!," won a Special Jury Prize at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was acquired by Amazon Studios. Their upcoming feature, "The Adventures of Drunky," stars Sam Rockwell, Steve Coogan, Nina Arianda, Dave Attell and Tyler the Creator. Cartuna has also produced original series or animation for VICE, MTV, Roc Nation, CollegeHumor, Discovery, Conde Nast, Topic, Snapchat and more. They're proudly based in Brooklyn, NY and are members of the Bushwick Collective.
About Facebook Watch
Facebook Watch is a place to discover and enjoy shows on Facebook. Home to a wide range of shows - from scripted comedy and drama, to competition and reality series, to individual creators and live sports - Facebook Watch is a video platform where episodic content, community and conversation come together. This is a personalized viewing experience, where you can discover new series based on what your friends are watching, and catch up on the shows you follow. Facebook Watch is available for free on mobile apps across Apple and Android, on desktop, laptop and on TV apps listed here: https://videoapp.fb.com/.