Netflix has entered into a multi-year creative partnership with animators, writers and producers Roger Black and Waco O’Guin to exclusively create and produce animated content for the streamer. Black and O’Guin are the creators, writers and showrunners of the Netflix animated cop sitcom Paradise PD, which has a new season coming soon.
“Roger and Waco have a signature brand of humor that animation fans around the world love,” commented Mike Moon, Head of Adult Animation, Netflix. “We are delighted to continue to develop more adult animation titles with these two very prolific creators.”
As a part of the new partnership, Netflix has ordered the sci-fi animated series Farzar from the duo, who are the creators and will serve as writers, executive producers and co-showrunners of the 10-episode series.
Farzar is an outrageous sci-fi comedy that follows Prince Fichael and his crew as they venture out of their domed human city to fight the evil aliens that want to kill and/or eat them. As they begin their journey, Fichael quickly discovers that all is not what it seems and he may be living a lie.
Marc Provissiero (Paradise PD, Pen15) will serve as an executive producer, as will Bento Box’s Scott Greenberg and Joel Kuwahara (Bob’s Burgers, Paradise PD).
“We couldn’t be happier that Netflix finally ‘put a ring on it.’ It’s an awesome network full of nice people and a great place to work! Now we can finally get those matching cherry red PT Cruisers we’ve had our eyes on,” Black and O’Guin quipped in a shared statement.
[RogerBlack_WacoOGuin] cap: Roger Black (L) and Waco O’Guin
Black and O’Guin are both Georgia natives who have been working together since college, when they started a sketch group at the University of Georgia. That campus comedy experience led them to creating the sketch series Stankervision. The Comedy Central series Brickleberry was their follow up, starring and executive producing alongside Daniel Tosh. The three-season run attracted an international following, one which periodically stokes the flames of a revival of the Touchstone Television series. The duo also created the animated series Paradise PD. Black is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design. O’Guin has a degree in animation from the University of Georgia.