EXCLUSIVE: Tyler, The Creator reworked with two of his bandmates in the Odd Future collective and the Adult Swim series Loiter Squad for a new animated comedy at Fox.
The network is growing Shell Beach and handed over the project, which comes from Fox Entertainment and Bento Box Entertainment, a script engagement.
The show follows an overzealous lifeguard named Wally and his highly intelligent but lazy partner, Tyson, who, along with their unique group of friends, live in Shell Beach – the world’s most famous beach town. Wally’s passion for being the best lifeguard often makes very simple problems much more complex than they ever should have been.
Lionel Boyce and Davon “Jasper” Wilson, two members of the hip hop group from LA, write and direct the project. The couple co-created, wrote and produced Loiter Squad, the series of comedy sketches produced by Donkey producer Dickhouse Productions who ran for three seasons on Adult Swim. Boyce also co-created Jellies !, an animated series for Adult Swim on which Wilson was an associate producer.
The pair will run production with Tyler, The Creator with Modern family and how I Met Your Mother co-executive producer as executive producer and supervisor.
It comes days after Deadline revealed that another animated comedy, Prince Wawa, by comedians Tim Baltz and Lily Sullivan and a director produced by Cobra Kai creators Jon Hurwitz, Josh Heald and Hayden Schlossberg were also in the works at Fox.
The projects join other animated projects in development, including an animated version of Hasbro’s popular mystery board game. Indexcarpool comedy Arrogant of The Knick creators, animated single camera hybrid project Demigod by Katie Greenway, a semi-autobiographical animated comedy by Superior donuts star Jermaine Fowler and Ocean Village by Daniel Cardenas Katz.