Netflix is adding to its adult animation lineup, greenlighting a new 10-episode series, Paradise P.D., from Brickleberry creators Waco O’Guin and Roger Black. The 2D animated cop comedy will feature Sarah Chalke (Rick and Morty) leading the voice cast, and will be produced by Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Bento Box Animation (Brickleberry, Bob’s Burgers).
The show will be about the goings-on of an incompetent smalltown police department. The official pitch goes: “They’re bad cops. Not bad like no-nonsense. Not bad like cool. Bad like sh***y. Paradise PD: They’re the worst responders.”
The voice cast also features Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless), Dave Herman (Bob’s Burgers), Tom Kenny (SpongeBob SquarePants) and Kyle Kinane (The Standups).
It will be interesting to see how the “worst responders” concept is received amid the ongoing debate about police brutality in the US — the police shooting death of Stephon Clark on March 18 has resulted in mass protests in Sacramento in the most recent high-profile case.
Ahhh…the ongoing debate about police brutality in the U.S.
Let’s always remember the very significant flip side to these “worst responders” :
Of the 2,977 victims killed in the September 11 attacks, 412 were emergency workers in New York City who responded to the World Trade Center. This included:
• 343 firefighters of the New York City Fire Department
• 37 police officers of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Police Department
• 23 police officers of the New York City Police Department
• 8 emergency medical technicians and paramedics from private emergency medical services
• 1 Patrolman from the New York Fire Patrol