9:30am PT by Kate Stanhope
John Krasinski, Stephen Merchant Animated Comedy Picked Up to Series at Adult Swim
The Office star John Krasinski and executive producer Stephen Merchant's latest collaboration is moving forward at Adult Swim.
The Turner-owned network has picked up the duo's animated workplace comedy to series, The Hollywood Reporter has learned.
Created by Daniel Stessen (The Gold Sparrow), Dream Corp, LLC. is described as an absurd workplace comedy set in a neglected dream therapy facility. Each week, viewers will meet a rotating cast of desperate patients who have their dreams recorded and analyzed by Dream Corp's absent-minded professor, Dr. Roberts (Lost alum Jon Gries) and his team of unremarkable scientists.
The project, which was originally a live-action/rotoscope hybrid, was first ordered to pilot in May 2014. Production on the series starts in Los Angeles later this year.
Krasinski and Merchant will exec produce Dream Corp, LLC. along with Krasinski's Sunday Night producing partner Allyson Seeger. Krasinski and Merchant, who first worked together on the U.S. version of The Office, are also both executive producers on Spike TV's unscripted smash Lip Sync Battle.
For Adult Swim, Dream Corp, LLC. joins long-running original animated comedies such as Robot Chicken, The Venture Bros. and Squidbillies, as well as newer fare like Rick and Morty and Mike Tyson Mysteries. Adult Swim also has the animated sketch comedy series TV Sucks, slated to debut sometime in 2016.
Krasinski is repped by WME and Schreck Rose. Merchant is repped by WME and Nelson Davis.