Comedy Central announced plans to launch its first animated mobile series and has tapped porn superstar Jenna Jameson to lend her voice. Samurai Love God will launch this quarter cross mobile carriers with eight two-and-a-half minute episodes.
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart correspondent Ed Helms will star as the voice of the Samurai Love God, who comes from a distant and erotic land where the ancient secrets of seduction are passed down through generations of Kama Sutra-reading, oyster-popping, orgy-loving horn dogs. Jameson will provide the voice of P-Whip, comedian Lisa Lampanelli will play Kay-Ock Block and comedian Christian Finnegan will join the cast as Chip and James.
Created by Eric Mahoney, Samurai Love God represents the first of many mobile talent deals Comedy Central is hoping to forge as it further expands into multi-platform entertainment. The network recently unveiled its 2006 original broadband programming slate, which includes the new animated series Golden Age from Augenblick Studios. Each episode of Golden Age reveals what happened to retired cartoon characters such Jerome the gumdrop from the ‘Let’s Go Out to the Lobby” film strips that played before movies in the 70s. The toon wil join Comedy Central’s broadband video-on-demand service, Motherload, along with other new entries such as the dark and twisted Reading Rainbow parody Daisy Garden Story Time from cult comic strip creator Nick Gurewitch (The Perry Bible Fellowship).