MTV Entertainment Casts Adult Toon ‘Digman!’ from Andy Samberg & Neil Campbell

Today, MTV Entertainment announced the cast of its new adult animated adventure comedy series, Digman!.The series marks the first to be written and produced by Emmy- and Golden Globe-winning actor and producer Andy Samberg (Palm Springs) along with showrunner Neil Campbell (Brooklyn Nine-Nine).

Joining Samberg, who voices the titular character, are cast members Mitra Jouhari (Three Busy Debras), Tim Robinson (I Think You Should Leave), Dale Soules (Orange Is the New Black), Guz Khan (Our Flag Means Death), Melissa Fumero (Brooklyn Nine-Nine) and Tim Meadows (The Goldbergs).

Digman! is a half-hour animated series set in a world where archaeologists are massive celebrities and the coolest people on the planet, with Samberg providing the voice of the protagonist, Rip Digman. The series is created by Samberg and Campbell and produced by CBS Studios alongside Ali Bell and The Lonely Island’s Party Over Here banner.

“As kids we were led to believe that archaeologists are all bad-ass, adventure-seeking rock stars, but after spending 20 long years pursuing careers in archaeology we now see that was a lie perpetuated by Big Hollywood,” said the series creatords. “So, we created Digman! to finally bring our childhood dreams to life. Plus, we noticed a dearth of new TV shows recently and figured it was wholly on us to bring the world what it’s missing the most: CONTENT.”

Titmouse Studios will executive produce, with their own Chris Prynoski, Shannon Prynoski, Antonio Canobbio and Ben Kalina. Grant Gish serves as executive producer with Sachi Ezura as co-executive producer and Michael Stanger as supervising producer for MTV Entertainment Studios.

Digman! joins MTV Entertainment’s growing arsenal of adult animation and joins previously announced series including Everybody Still Hates Chris; Jodie, a spin-off of the iconic Daria franchise with Tracee Ellis Ross in the titular role; the film and the series return of Beavis and Butt-Head; and South Park, which just marked its 25th anniversary.

“Andy is a singular creative force with a vision to explore bold, genre-shifting, comedic storytelling,” said Nina L. Diaz, President of Content and Chief Creative Officer, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios. “We are thrilled to partner with him, The Lonely Island and CBS Studios on Digman! — the first series Andy has written and produced — to Comedy Central’s robust animation line-up.”

David Stapf, President of CBS Studios, added, “Animation continues to become an even more significant part of our comedy slate. On Digman!, we are fortunate to be working with an incredibly talented team of writers, animators and voice talent, including our fantastic partners at The Lonely Island, MTV Entertainment and Comedy Central.”

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