Netflix is expanding its relationship with Jon Iver Helgaker and Jonas Torgersen with a new animated comedy series, Captain Fall. The show will follow Jonathan Fall, a naive, warm-hearted ship captain who finds himself unknowingly at the helm of a smuggling ship.
Helgaker and Torgersen, creators of Viking comedy Norsemen (season 3 now streaming on Netflix), are creators, showrunners and executive producers on Captain Fall. Joel Trussell (Electric City, Pickle and Peanut) will also serve as an executive producer.
Netflix has ordered 20 episodes of the series that will be released in two parts.
“We are thrilled to set out on this new adventure with Netflix. We first pitched Captain Fall as a live-action show, but Netflix saw the potential of it being animated,” commented Helgaker and Torgersen. “Although a bit scary in the beginning, moving from live action to animation just feels amazingly limitless and creative on a whole new level. And luckily Netflix has surrounded us with a group of extremely talented people, so everything is set up for us not screwing this one up. But you never know.”
Mike Moon, Head of Adult Animation for Netflix, added, “Jon Iver and Jonas created a hilarious story in Norsemen that connected with audiences all around the world. We can’t wait for fans to see their absurd fantastical genius come to life in their first animated series.”