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Mike Judge, Greg Daniels Developing Peacock Animated Comedy – The Hollywood Reporter


Mike Judge and Greg Daniels’ animation company is getting into business with Peacock.

Bandera Entertainment, the King of the Hill creators’ recently formed production outfit, is developing a comedy called Best Buds. The project comes from creators and writers Caitie Delaney (Rick and Morty) and Caleb Hearon (Netflix’s Human Resources). Universal Television is producing.

Best Buds centers on Calvin, who works at his family-owned flower shop (called Best Buds), the “crown jewel of the local strip mall.” When his best friend, Evelyn, comes back to town after dropping out of grad school, he gets her a job at the shop and they begin a mission to bring the place out of the 1980s and into the present.

Delaney and Hearon will executive produce with Daniels, Judge and Bandera’s Dustin Davis. Animator Joe Bennett will also executive produce.

Should it go to series, Best Buds would be the first adult animated show on Peacock. The NBCUniversal streamer has a decent-sized roster of kids’ fare but has yet to branch into animation for grown-ups.

Bandera, which launched in January, has shows at Netflix (Bad Crimes), Freeform (Praise Petey) and HBO Max (Chelm: The Smartest Place on Earth, with Sacha Baron Cohen) and is developing several other projects — including a potential King of the Hill revival.

Delaney is repped by CAA, Mosaic and Yorn Levine; Hearon by CAA, Mosaic and Jackoway Tyerman; and Bennett by UTA, Mosaic and attorney Jamie Afifi.



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