Comedy Central Orders Animated Cop Show ‘Moonbeam City’, Created by ‘Conan’s Scott Gairdner
Comedy Central just added another animated show to its slate. The network has ordered 10 episodes of Moonbeam City, an animated cop comedy created by Conan and Funny or Die writer Scott Gairdner, Deadline reports. Rob Lowe, Elizabeth Banks, Will Forte, and Kata Mara will voice characters in the comedy, which is set in the world of gritty, sex-heavy ’80s cop movies.
Moonbeam City stars Rob Lowe as a dumb, good-looking undercover cop named Dazzle Novak who commits tons of crimes himself. Banks voices his boss, police chief Pizzaz Miller, and Forte voices rookie cop Rad Cunningham who’s gunning for Novak. Comedy Central ordered the pilot back in April, and the show will be produced by Lowe, Gairdner, and Will Gluck. No premiere date has been announced, but Moonbeam City will be Comedy Central’s fourth current animated show after South Park, Brickleberry, and TripTank, which premieres this spring.