Amazon Orders Star-Studded Animated Comedy

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Back in 2020, we were far from surprised to hear that Amazon had picked up a sci-fi comedy produced by comedy legends Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne. Regardless of the script, it was sure to be a hit; those two can do no wrong. Now, two years later, with the big details finally announced, we can confirm we were right in our predictions. With its star-studded cast and hysterical premise, it's set to be a winner. Here are all the updates we know so far.

The streaming giant has ordered two seasons of the animated comedy, now titled The Hospital, set to be part of their Amazon Prime catalog. With that name, we can instantly imagine all the hilarious chaos it's likely to include, but just in case, here's the official synopsis. "The series follows daring alien surgeons (and inseparable best friends) Sleech and Klak as they take on the most challenging cases in the galaxy, including anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs. Risking their careers to take on a remarkable case, they put existence itself in jeopardy. Although considering their dismal personal lives, oblivion might be an improvement."

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If the storyline alone doesn't have you convinced, maybe its cast will get you on board. Keke Palmer, Greta Lee, Kieran Culkin, Sam Smith, and of course, the producers, Rudolph and Lyonne, will all be the voices behind the characters. From the imaginative mind of Cirocco Dunlap, the creator of Russian Doll and Big Mouth, we're guaranteed complex yet lovable characters, alongside plenty of laughs.

In a statement released via Deadline, Rudolph, Lyonne, and Danielle Renfrew praised Dunlap's work on behalf of their production company, Animal Pictures. "Cirocco is a total original. Brilliant and wildly talented with an utterly singular voice and boundless imagination," they said. "She’s also ridiculously funny and finds the most unexpected ways to make you laugh while exploring complex existential questions! It has been a thrill to watch her nurture the seed of an idea and grow it into two seasons so beautifully." No release date has been announced yet, but stay tuned for updates.