Two new original series are coming to the Turner Broadcasting System's Cartoon Network. They are being developed by the in-house development team.
Show number one is Steven Universe. The series comes from Adventure Time writer and storyboard artist Rebecca Sugar and is about the youngest member of a team of superheroes that have magical abilities. It is a coming of age tale.
Also greenlit is Uncle Grandpa, based on an Emmy-nominated short named Uncle Grandpa. Creative! Adventure Time alum Pete Browngardt is behind that project.
“Steven Universe and Uncle Grandpa will build upon our record-breaking streak with original programming, and further define the voice for Cartoon Network Studios comedies,” said Cartoon Network chief commercial officer Rob Sorcher. “Rebecca and Pete represent our next generation of homegrown talent, following Pen Ward and JG Quintel who set a high bar with their distinctive visual storytelling and unique comedic styles.”
The Cartoon Network seems to do a marvelous job with its programing. Almost every show it puts out seems to have some level of staying power and top-notch new cartoons seem to be heading that way. Getting the Green Lantern series seems like a big score for them and these series will probably both do well, as the kids seem to love that Adventure Time.
Both projects have started pre-production and are set to premiere in 2013.