FX, currently the home of the funniest animated comedy on television ('Archer', of course) is adding another cartoon to its roster. FX Productions has greenlit a pilot episode of 'Bigfoot,' an animated comedy series based on a series of books by Graham Roumieu.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, who broke the news, the series "follows Bigfoot, everyone's favorite crypto-zoological hominid as a modern-day everyman who struggles with life's philosophical quandaries as well as his own animalistic tendencies." Perhaps some indication of the show's tone can be gleaned from the books' titles, which include 'In Me Own Words,' 'Me Write Book,' and 'I Not Dead.'
The show's production team will be headed up by 'American Dad' writer Matt McKena, but it's got an impressive list of producers. Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, the writing team behind 'Superbad,' and 'This Is the End,' will also serve as executive producers. But wait, there's more! 'Archer' creator Adam Reed is also onboard as an EP. That's quite a few people. With a pedigree this high, 'Bigfoot' will have to at least be kind of funny, if not outright hilarious.
Unlike many shows that have been shifted to the new FXX network (premiering September 2), 'Bigfoot' is being developed for the original FX, perhaps to fill the void left by 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia,' 'The League,' and 'Legit.'
What do you think? Does the idea of a 'Bigfoot' comedy series sound like it will be funny?