Big Mouth: Nick Kroll, John Mulaney to star in Netflix animated series
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney have played senior citizens who have Too Much Tuna. Now they’re turning back the clocks and going through puberty with a Big Mouth.
Netflix announced on Monday that it has ordered a 10-episode “edgy, surreal” animated comedy featuring the voices of the two comedians. Created by Kroll and Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), along with Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett (Little Manhattan), Big Mouth centers on two teenage friends, Nick (Kroll) and Andrew (Mulaney), who are navigating the pitfalls of puberty.
Some recognizable voices will be joining the cast, including Maya Rudolph, Jordan Peele, Jason Mantzoukas, Fred Armisen, Jenny Slate, and Jessi Klein.
“Andrew and I have been best friends since 1st grade, so this show is over 30 years in the making. I can’t wait to tell all the stories that make up the glorious nightmare of puberty,” Kroll said in a statement.
Big Mouth will premiere next year.
Kroll and Mulaney played Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, two geriatrics with a penchant for low-stakes pranking in the “Too Much Tuna” sketch on Comedy Central’s Kroll Show. The two have expanded the act with an off-Broadway run of Oh, Hello Live.
Kroll, who also starred in FX’s The League, will hit the big screen in the drama Loving, while Mulaney, an SNL vet who starred in his own short-lived Fox comedy, Mulaney, was recently seen on Netflix in his stand-up special The Comeback Kid.