TBS Heads into Final Space with New Animated Comedy from Olan Rogers
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Turner's TBS has greenlit the new animated series Final Space, an interstellar comedy created by independent filmmaker, actor, comedian and entrepreneur Olan Rogers. Slated to launch in 2018, Final Space is being produced by Conan O'Brien's Conaco and New Form, in association with Turner's Studio T. Rogers and creative partner David Sacks will write the episodes, executive-producing them along with O'Brien, David Kissinger, Larry Sullivan and Jeff Ross of Conaco and Kathleen Grace, Melissa Schneider and Matt Hoklotubbe of New Form.
Part of TBS's continued push into animation, Final Space is a serialized intergalactic space saga about an astronaut named Gary and his adorable, planet-destroying friend, Mooncake. The series will follow their adventures as they embark on a quest to unlock the mystery of "Final Space," the place where the entire universe ends.
"Olan pitched us Final Space voicing all the characters and dancing around the conference room," said Thom Hinkle, senior vice president of original programming for TBS. "It was kind of like a comedic Moon – genuinely funny and oddly heartfelt. We bought it in the room. So did other networks. We're glad he chose us. XO."
Rogers created a short, seven-minute pilot for Final Space funded by New Form and released as part of their Incubator 3 Series in April. The short quickly caught the attention of O'Brien, who then invited the Nashville-based filmmaker to Los Angeles to bring Final Space to TBS. In addition to this new series, Rogers sells apparel through Olan Rogers Supply and recently celebrated the grand re-opening of his Nashville shop, The Soda Parlor.
Final Space marks the 10th new comedy series to be added to the TBS slate since the network began an extensive and highly successful brand evolution in January. TBS's unprecedented string of hits launched this year includes Angie Tribeca, The Detour, Wrecked, People of Earth (also from Conaco TV), Search Party and the buzz-generating late-night powerhouse Full Frontal with Samantha Bee.
On the animation front, Final Spacejoins a slate that includes TBS's iconic hit American Dad!, which is currently in its 12th season on Monday nights, and Tarantula, a dark comedy about the residents of a seedy hotel, scheduled to launch in 2017.