TBS to Debut Tarantula, New Animated Series Produced by Carson Mell, Danny McBride, Jody Hill, Brandon James, Claudia Katz, and David Gordon Green
Binge the Entire Series on the TBS App and TBS.Com Starting Today Monday, December 4th
Tarantula Will Also Be Available to Watch on TBS Beginning Monday, December 4th at 10pm ET/PT. Two New Episodes Will Air Each Week Following New Episodes of Family Guy.
In a network first, TBS is debuting a full-season binge of the highly anticipated new series Tarantula via the TBS app and TBS.com beginning today, Monday, December 4th. The animated half-hour comedy is written and executive produced by Carson Mell (Silicon Valley) alongside executive producers Danny McBride (Vice Principals, Eastbound & Down), Jody Hill (Vice Principals, Eastbound & Down), Brandon James and David Gordon Greenfor Rough House Pictures, Claudia Katz and Gregg Vanzo for Rough Draft Animation.
Set at the Tierra Chula Resident Hotel, aka The Tarantula, the series centers on Echo Johnson (Mell), a respected but uncertified tattoo artist who delivers absurd yet introspective monologues. Echo’s poetic ramblings tell tales of misadventures with the other residents including Lucas (Dan Bakkedahl) the sci-fi writer and bread truck driver, Booty (Mell) the sensitive lead singer, and Bess (Lauren Weedman) a lady whose toughness was forged in the local honky-tonks. They partake in party crashing, dumpster diving, and other socially dubious acts of mischief. Riki Lindhome, Jacob Vargas, Steve Jonesand Tati Gabrielle also lend their voice talents to the series.
This digital release is the latest innovative binge offering that TBS has provided fans since its rebrand, following season one of Angie Tribeca – which premiered in a 25-hour marathon – and Search Party – which aired its entire first season over Thanksgiving week.
“TBS is continuing to reimagine the viewing experience,” said Brett Weitz, executive vice president of original programming, “By releasing all ten episodes of Tarantula on the TBS app, we hope to engage fans who find the series as delightfully addictive as we do!”
“I started this show as a web series, a total labor of love, almost six years ago.” said Creator and Executive Producer, Carson Mell. “Since then, the world of Los Palicios, California and its oddball inhabitants has grown and grown in my head. I’m beyond excited to finally share Echo Johnson, and all his friends new and old, with the world in this new, more complete, way.”
The first two episodes of Tarantula are available online now. Links provided below:
Tarantula will also be available to watch on TBS beginning Monday, December 4th at 10pm ET/PT. Two new episodes will air each week following new episodes of Family Guy.
For the Tarantula full-season binge, download the TBS app or visit TBS.Com.
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