‘The Great North’: Release date, plot, cast, trailer and all you need to know about Nick Offerman's adult animated show
The writers of ‘Bob’s Burgers’ have come together along with Nick Offerman, Jenny Slate, Will Forte, and Paul Rust to create another adult animated sitcom for Fox, titled ‘The Great North’. The forthcoming animated TV show brings the adventures of a single dad and his Alaskan family.
A quirky comedy, ‘The Great North’ shares several similarities with ‘Bob’s Burgers’ in terms of art style and humor. But what makes the show interesting is the characters and the series seems to show much potential in its first two episodes.
‘The Great North’ was first announced in 2018 by Molyneux Sisters and Minty Lewis. The series was officially given a series order by Fox in 2019 and was set to premiere in 2020. However, it was announced in mid-May 2020 that the animated show will now premiere mid-season during the 2021-22 television season.
In December 2020, Fox announced that ‘The Great North’ TV show would premiere on February 14, 2021, as part of Fox’s Animation Domination programming block.
‘The Great North’ features Beef Tobin (Offerman), a career fisherman and a divorced father of four. Along with his family, he moves to Alaska to start a new life, but he is still coming to terms with his ex-wife Kathleen having abandoned their family. The animated sitcom will show how Tobin and his kids, Judy, Ham, Wolf, and Moon lead day-to-day life in Alaska.
Nick Offerman as Beef Tobin
Nick Offerman, 50, is best known for his role as Ron Swanson in the sitcom ‘Parks and Recreation’, for which he was awarded the Television Critics Association Award for Individual Achievement in Comedy. He is also known for portraying Richard McDonald in the award-winning movie, ‘The Founder’. Offerman has starred in other notable projects like ‘21 Jump Street,’ ‘The Kings of Summer,’ ‘The House of Tomorrow’ and ‘White Fang’.
Offerman has worked as a voice-over artist in several projects like ’The Lego Movie,’ ‘The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part’ and ‘My Life as a Courgette’.
Jenny Slate as Judy Tobin
Jenny Slate, 38, got recognition in the entertainment world after featuring as a cast member on the 35th season of ‘Saturday Night Live’. Her breakout role came in ‘Obvious Child,’ for which she won the Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy.
Slate has also worked as a voice-over artist in projects like ‘The Secret Life of Pets,’ ‘The Lego Batman Movie’ and ‘Despicable Me 3.’
Will Forte as Wolf Tobin
Forte, 50, is also a known cast member of ‘Saturday Night Live’. He received international acclaim after starring in the sitcom ‘The Last Man on Earth’, for which he received three Primetime Emmy Awards nominations. Forte has also starred as Doug Kenney in Netflix’s ‘A Futile and Stupid Gesture’. The biographical drama movie was directed by David Wain and featured Domhnall Gleeson as National Lampoon magazine’s co-founder Henry Beard.
Over the course of several years, Forte has voiced for several notable projects like ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs’, ‘Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2’, ‘The Lego Movie’, ‘Get Squirrely’, among others.
Dulce Sloan as Honeybee Shaw
Sloan, 37, is a famous American stand-up comedian who collaborated with Trevor Noah on Comedy Central’s ‘The Daily Show with Trevor Noah’. Sloan has previously appeared in truTV’s ‘Comedy Knockout’, ‘The Steve Harvey Show’ and ‘@midnight with Chris Hardwick’.
Paul Rust as Ham Tobin
Rust, 39, appears as a regular guest on the ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ podcast, where he is best known for his ‘New No-Nos’ segment. Along with his wife, Lesley Arfin, Rust co-created and starred in Netflix’s ‘Love’ TV show with Gillian Jacobs.
Rust has also provided voices to many characters in the past, including ‘Tron: Uprising’, ‘Animals’, ‘SuperMansion’, ‘American Dad!’ among others.
Aparna Nancherla as Moon Tobin
Nancherla, 38, has previously appeared on ‘Inside Amy Schumer’ and has penned episodes for ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’. In 2016, Nancherla released her debut comedy album, ‘Just Putting It Out There’.
Nancherla previously voiced in ‘Ginger Snaps’, ‘BoJack Horseman’, ‘Bob’s Burgers’, ‘Steven Universe’ among others.
Megan Mullally as Alyson Lefebvrere
Mullally, 62, is best known for playing Karen Walker on NBC’s ‘Will & Grace’, for which she won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Mullally started her career after starring in 1983’s ‘Risky Business’.
She later went on to star in other notable projects like ‘Speaking of Sex’, ‘Rebound’, ’Fame’, ‘Smashed’, ‘The Kings of Summer’ among others.
Lizzie Molyneux-Logelin & Wendy Molyneux
Lizzie and Wendy, collectively known as Molyneux Sisters, have previously written for the animated sitcom ‘Bob’s Burgers,’ which led them to win a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program in 2017.
Realized today we made our new show @GreatNorthFOX for about 8 months in person, then we’ve been doing it from home exclusively for nine months & that’s bonkers. The crew and writers & actors have been absolute troopers. Anyway, watch us this February! It’s all for you, baby! pic.twitter.com/UMdrVxTUQA— Wendy Molyneux (@WendyMolyneux) December 4, 2020
Lewis has previously written shows like ‘We Bare Bears,’ ‘Close Enough’ and ‘Bottom’s Buttle.’ She has also voiced Mrs. Mooney in ‘Too Loud’ and as Becky in ‘Bob’s Burgers.’
‘The Great North’ trailer was released in November 2020 and featured all the main cast members, voicing their respective characters.
Catch the video here:
Where to watch
Starting from February 14, 2021, ‘The Great North’ can be streamed on the Disney+ streaming platform.
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