Think 'Who Framed Roger Rabbit' meets 'Conan the Barbarian'

By James Hibberd
July 29, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Jason Sudeikis and Cheryl Hines have landed starring roles in one of the most unusual comedy series ideas to come along in quite awhile: Son of Zorn.

Fox’s project is a hybrid of animation and live action (think Who Framed Roger Rabbit) about an animated fantasy warrior named Zorn (Sudeikis, SNL) who reconnects with his estranged live-action son Alan (Johnny Pemberton, 21 Jump Street) and ex-wife Edie (Hines, Curb Your Enthusiasm). Also on board is Tim Meadows (Mean Girls) as Edie’s live-in boyfriend and Artemis Pebdani (Scandal) as Zorn’s boss. 

Here’s the official full logline: “Upon arriving home for the first time in ten years, an animated Barbarian father finds that reconnecting with his live-action son and ex-wife while suffering a mundane office job and the banality of suburban life is harder than waging actual war in his distant, animated world.” So you could say it’s like Roger Rabbit meets Conan the Barbarian meets The Incredibles

The potential series is currently in the presentation stage and is from executive producers Phil Lord, Chris Miller and Seth Cohen, who recently proved that pushing the creative envelope on Fox can draw an audience with last season’s surprise sleeper success Last Man on Earth (which included a cameo by Sudeikis). Reed Agnew and Eli Jorne are the showrunners. 

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