FOX Orders Toon Pilot from Amy Poehler, ‘Simpsons’ Scullys

Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler

FOX TV has placed an order for an animated series script and pilot presentation from actor-producer Amy Poehler and her Paper Kite Productions (Broad City, Difficult People). Poehler’s fresh toon project — based on her original concept — will see her reunite with former Parks and Recreation producer Mike Scully and his producing partner/spouse Julie Scully, who both worked on long-running hit series The Simpsons.

The untitled project centers on the friends and family of 15-year-old Duncan Harris, an average kid who dreams of being a UFC fighter, or a tech billionaire, or a champion gamer … or any other lucrative, no-necktie-required career. Poehler — whose animation V.O. credits include starring as Joy in Pixar’s Inside Out and as Bessie in The Mighty B! — will voice multiple characters. The Scullys will write the script.

Poehler, Mike and Julie Scully will all serve as executive producers, along with Dave Becky of 3 Arts. The show will be a co-production of 20th Century Fox Television, which has an overall deal with Mike Scully, and Universal Television, where Paper Kite is housed.

Amy Poehler (Courtesy of Universal Television)

Amy Poehler (Courtesy of Universal Television)

  • Not Anonymous

    looks like a crap concept lol

  • VOODOOSPAZM

    The Mighty B! was cool. I’m definitely interested in seeing concepts and characters for this one.