As far as hard-working indie filmmakers and actors go in this day and age, no pair has proliferated throughout the television and independent film landscapes quite like Mark and Jay Duplass.
Indeed, mere months after their solid relationship dramedy series, Togetherness, received a second season order from HBO, the pair have landed a two-season order from the channel for Animals, an animated series that screened at Sundance and landed the Duplass brothers as executive producers.
The series centers on talking animals, set largely in and around New York City, and the animation is courtesy of Starburns Industries, the production house behind cult animated hit Rick and Morty. In a statement about the two-season pick-up, Mark Duplass said that the deal continues his brother and he’s want to bring “the principles of indie film to the TV space,” describing the entire deal as “beyond belief.”
Oladapo Bamidele [www.indieactivity.com]