Amazon Studios is developing Oaklandia, a new animated comedy to voice star Snoop Dogg, who is also executive producing with his manager and business partner Ted Chung; and Vince Vaughn (F Is for Family), Victoria Vaughn and Peter Billingsley of Wild West Picture Show. The project is written/exec produced by Daniel Dominguez (gen:LOCK Season 2, Seis Manos) and Chris “Comedian CP” Powell (creator, Ole Bud’s ANUFootball Weekly).
Story details of the project were not revealed.
Dominguez’s animation writing credits also include The Epic Tales of Captain Underpants, SpongeBob SquarePants and Camp WWE. Powell played Ned in Detroters and L’il Prince in Empire; he also wrote for Detroiters and Black Jesus.
Rapper, actor and Emmy-nominated host (Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party) Snoop Dogg is very comfortable in the recording booth, and has voiced roles and performed cameos for numerous animated series and features. Recent credits include The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, The Addams Family, F Is for Family, American Dad!, New Looney Tunes, The Simpsons, Mike Tyson Mysteries and Sanjay and Craig, as well as the animated video for Lil Dicky’s big collab project “Earth”. He will reprise the role of Cousin Itt in The Addams Family 2 next year.
Amazon has received a lot of critical buzz and accolades for original rotoscope sci-fi series Undone, renewed for S2, and (like many broadcasters and streaming platforms) is building up its animation slate with an order for L.A. hypebeast culture comedy Fairfax (Titmouse, Serious Business) and development on intergalactic medical adventure The Hospital (Animal Pictures) announced in January; Mexican-American cricket caper Ricky & Cricket announced in May; Robert Kirkman’s Invincible coming in 2021; and on the kids and family side, hybrid Ryan’s World special Super Spy Ryan just revealed.