HBO Max Auditions Hip-Hop Adult Comedy ‘Storytown’ from ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Woke’ Alums

The evergreen combo of toons and tunes is getting an adult animation twist in Storytown, a new musical comedy series in development at HBO Max from Kevin Hart’s HartBeat Productions and Michael D. Ratner’s OBB Pictures. An animatic presentation is being prepared for the project

The series is headed by composers Khiyon Hursey (Broadway’s Hamilton, Witness Uganda) and Harrison Richlin (Soundtrack), who are co-writing with Jay Dyer, executive producer of Hulu’s animation-infused Keith Knight comedy Woke. All three serve as exec producers.

Storytown will center on a grandfather and grandson — when the youngster starts stirring up trouble in the streets, grandfather sets out to guide him with the life lessons he learned from various rapping fairytale characters while growing up in the fantastical Storytown.

Also exec producing are Hart, Bryan Smiley, Mike Stein and Tiffany Brown for HartBeat, and Michael Ratner, Scott Ratner and Elias Tanner for OBB Pictures.

[Source: Deadline]

 

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