Danny McBride's Animated Rapper Comedy Chozen Headed To FXX
Danny McBride fans took a hit today with the news that HBOís hilarious Eastbound & Down was calling it quits after its fourth season. (Cancelled actually, but no one gets the upper hand on Kenny Powers). As it turns out, fans wonít have to wait that long to see McBride back on TV, but in his newest endeavor, he'll appear in animated form.
Deadline is reporting that the FXX network, which Iím still having trouble saying aloud without sounding mental, has ordered a full series for the animated comedy Chozen, based on what has to be one of the stranger pilot ideas floating around out there. It comes from the full E&D team of McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green, and was written by that showís former writing assistant Grant Dekernion, who will also star in the series.
Chozen will follow a gay white rapper (Dekernion) who gets released from prison hoping to get a fresh start on life by using his newfound outlook and skills to redeem himself and conquer the rap world. Dekernion will be writing and performing his own raps, just in case you thought this show didnít sound scary enough. Luckily, a pretty stellar cast list makes this sound a little more legitimate. McBride will co-star, obviously, along with comedians Hannibal Buress (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell) and Nick Swardson (Bucky Larson), Michael Pena (End of Watch), Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Kathryn Hahn (Afternoon Delight) and Method Man, the only person who should actually be allowed to rap on this show.
FXX will launch on September 2, 2013, with former FX series Itís Always Sunny in Philidelphia and The League already set to air and joined by Totally Biased and Legit. Chozen is set to make its debut in the first quarter of 2014.
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