It’s a bird … It’s a girl … It’s just Birdgirl! Kicking off SXSW day one, WarnerMedia revealed the new half-hour animated comedy series will premiere Sunday, April 4 at midnight (ET/PT) on Adult Swim, the #1 destination for young adults. A character spin-off from Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, the new show centers around Birdgirl and her misfit crime-fighting clan.
In Birdgirl, 30-something Judy Ken Sebben inherits her father’s company, which would be great if that company weren’t built around the most socially irresponsible 20th Century products and practices that, on a good day, involves clearing redwood forests or operating for-profit children’s hospitals. From the halls of the company headquarters, she assembles the ragtag, non-overtime earning Birdteam. Together, they try to undo all the luridly dangerous decisions of the generation before or contain the havoc of one of their own “world saving” products gone bad.
The first “WarnerMedia Rise” program offered a sneak peek at the 2D series, which stars Paget Brewster (Criminal Minds) along with the main voice cast that includes Rob Delaney (Catastrophe), Sonia Denis (Set It Up), Kether Donohue (You’re the Worst), John Doman (Blue Valentine), Negin Farsad (3rd Street Blackout), Tony Hale (Veep) and Lorelei Ramirez (Pervert Everything). Exec producers are Erik Richter (Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law) and Christina Miller. Produced by Adult Swim’s Williams Street Production, with animation by Awesome, Inc.
As part of the online SXSW 2021 (March 16-18), fans can get the latest scoop on Adult Swim, DC, HBO Max, Warner Bros. and more top animation and entertainment brands through WarnerMedia Rise.
Day 1: Closer to Your Heroes | Adult Swim Presents: Animated from Home
Adult Swim presents a lively discussion featuring the network head, show creators and voice talent discussing the challenges and triumphs of producing their hit adult animated series during the COVID-19 crisis. Also, enjoy exclusive previews of what fans can expect from their new seasons premiering in 2021.
Panelists include Michael Ouweleen, President, Adult Swim; Lisa Hanawalt, Creator, Tuca & Bertie; Dan Harmon, Co-Creator, Rick and Morty; Sarah Chalke, Voice Cast, Rick and Morty; Chris Parnell, Voice Cast, Rick and Morty; moderated by Terri Schwartz, IGN.