May 15, 2012 12:01pm PT by Lacey Rose
Upfronts 2012: Adult Swim Orders Eight Pilots, Including a Project From 'Community's' Dan Harmon
Ahead of Adult Swim’s upfront party Wednesday night, the Turner-owned network has announced a collection of pilots.
Among the younger-skewing net’s development projects: an animated Harold & Kumar project and an animated effort from Community’s Dan Harmon.
Here’s a look at Adult Swim’s pilots:
Untitled Animated Harold & Kumar Project (In Development)
A Lionsgate-produced animated version of the eponymous stoner comedy series. As The Hollywood Reporter first reported in November, film stars John Cho and Kal Penn are on board to voice Harold and Kumar, respectively, while A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas scribes Jon Hurwitz and Hayden Schlossberg are attached to pen the script.
Rick & Morty
A genius inventor and his less-than-genius grandson and the life journeys they share. The 30-minute project hails from Harmon (Community, Channel 101) and Justin Roiland.
Colonel Wallace (Working Title)
The 15-minute project from Greg Cohen (Late Night With Conan O'Brien, King of the Hill, TV Funhouse) that centers on an eccentric Southern fried chicken magnate and his adventures with his family.
A half-hour project, from Dave Silverstein and Matt Jeser (Drawn Together), about misfit grumps who get into Animal House-style trouble at a cozy suburban retirement home.
Green Bench: The American Day Dream
A group of friends have pooled their money to buy a large office space for their business. The only problem is they haven’t quite figured out what that business is. In the meantime, it’s an awesome headquarters where their petty, self-centered and mischievous minds can wander. The half-hour project come from the Internet sketch comedy sensation Green Bench and produced by Dakota Pictures.
Freestyle Love Supreme
The half-hour live-action comedy from Ars Nova (Black Dynamite, In the Heights) revolves around IT guys who work on their freestyle rapping at the office, much to the annoyance of their co-workers.
King Star King
A 15-minute animated pilot from JJ Villard (Monsters vs. Aliens) and Eric Kaplan (The Big Bang Theory) about a modern-day He-man who’s half-warrior, half-idiot.
Rolling With Dad
The half-hour animated effort centers on a brilliant but disabled man dealing with his much less intelligent family. The project counts Seth Grahame-Smith (Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter; Tim Burton’s Dark Shadows) and David Katzenberg (The Hard Times of RJ Berger) as producers.