'Big Mouth' season 3: Release date, plot, cast, news and everything else about Netflix's animation show on puberty
‘Big Mouth’ is the story of best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, their friends, crushes, family, and teachers, who are all dealing with various aspects of the human experience
TV shows about teenagers are not always the most successful at depicting everything that teenagers go through in the most realistic way – especially when it comes to puberty, hormones, and sexual urges. However, Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’ has managed to achieve this herculean task, while also being entertaining.
The Netflix adult animation follows the lives of a group of 7th graders, primarily best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, who are wading through the heavy currents of puberty. The duo and their friends deal with varying topics like peer pressure, body shaming, s**t shaming, sexual abuse, homosexuality, and compulsive masturbation among other things.
Netflix is yet to announce a release date for ‘Big Mouth’ season 3, but based on season 1 and season 2 premieres, it is safe to assume that the show would return in September or October 2019.
‘Big Mouth’ is the story of best friends Nick Birch and Andrew Glouberman, their friends, crushes, family, and teachers, who are all dealing with various aspects of the human experience. The focus of the show specifically is on the teenagers, though.
With the two best friends, especially, we see what it's like to deal with puberty overnight, and in the other spectrum, what dealing with the taunts of peers for being a late bloomer is like. Other friends, meanwhile, deal with their own versions of the puberty experience.
Complete with Hormone Monsters and ghosts of famous people to guide the young humans through their teenage years, ‘Big Mouth’ gives us a perspective into what would happen in a world where children are told what to expect during puberty instead of being shunned for asking questions and shamed for their natural urges.
It remains to be seen what is next for the show. The last we saw of 'Big Mouth' was Nick getting a female Hormone Monstress. What would this mean for him? There are several speculations floating around the Internet, but we like the idea of this meaning that Nick will grow into a sensitive character.
The voices of the protagonists Nick and Andrew are comedians Nick Kroll and John Mulaney respectively. Kroll, who is also one of the creators of the show voices many more characters including Nick’s inappropriate Hormone Monster Maurice, incompetent gym teacher Coach Steve, an old and decrepit hormone monster Rick, and the intense popular girl Lola, among other characters. Mulaney, meanwhile, also voices Mint, Grandpa Andrew, Babe the Blue Ox, and Detective Florez.
Jessi Klein voices Jessi Glaser, one of Andrew and Nick’s friends who hit puberty around the same time Andrew did and is trying to deal with her emotions and hormones, especially after finding out that her mother is cheating on her father with another woman.
Jenny Slate voices their other friend Missy Foreman-Greenwald, who is nerdy and kind and wants to spread the message of loving oneself unconditionally.
Maya Rudolph voices many characters on the show, including the Hormone Monstress, Nick’s mother, ghosts of Elizabeth Taylor and Whitney Houston.
Created by Kroll, Andrew Goldberg, Mark Levin, and Jennifer Flackett, the story of ‘Big Mouth’ is based on Kroll and Goldberg’s childhood. Having grown up together, they faced the same issues that their animation namesakes do on the show, while the other characters are inspired by the people who they grew up with. The two of them are also writers and executive producers on the show.
Kroll, who is more or less the face of the partnership, has had prominent roles in shows such as ‘Adult Beginners’ ‘Parks and Recreation,’ ‘Sausage Party,’’ Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie,’ and ‘Operation Finale.’
Goldberg, meanwhile, was also a writer on ‘Family Guy’ and also published ‘Family Guy: Brian's Guide to Booze, Broads, and the Lost Art of Being a Man,’ focusing on Brian Griffin's beliefs.
On Friday, July 26, Kroll announced via his Instagram that 'Big Mouth' has been renewed for three more seasons.
"'Big Mouth' brilliantly captures the most awkward phase in a person’s life, puberty, in a hilarious yet heartwarming way," said Mike Moon, head of adult animation for Netflix. "We couldn't be more excited to continue our relationship with Brutus Pink and bring more stories, more humor, and more hormones to Netflix members around the world."
Where to watch
When 'Big Mouth' season 3 premieres, you can watch it on Netflix. Meanwhile, you can catch up on seasons 1 and 2, and the Valentine's Day special on the streaming platform.
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