Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers to be animated series

Original Article: Zia Comics

By Troy

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will be adapted as an eight episode animated series.  Adam Devine and Blake Anderson provide voice work for two of the show’s four leads.  

“We connected so much to these characters,”

Devine and Anderson said in a joint statement.

“They’re just trying to enjoy life while understanding the world around them, and the adventures they go through along the way had us fully giggling while simultaneously making us think. When the opportunity arose to get involved not just as talent but also on a creative level, we jumped at the chance and also weed, man!”

You read that correctly.  The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers focuses heavily on drug culture from the 1970’s.  The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is an comic by Gilbert Shelton that first published in 1968 by an underground newspaper in Austin, Texas called The Rag.   Due to it’s popularity it was eventually printed as a series of comic books.  The Freak Brothers are not actually siblings.  They are just a trio of stoners that hang out together.  Their lives center on the procurement and enjoyment of drugs, particularly marijuana. The comics present a critique of the establishment, while satirizing counterculture.  Original prints of these comics are highly sought after by collectors.

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers consist of:

Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek is the laid-back and most street-smart of the trio. He appears to be older than the others.  Tall and skinny, he has a big bulbous nose, a waterfall mustache, and a ponytail. He wears cowboy boots and a cowboy hat.

Phineas T. Phreak is the intellectual and idealist of the group. He has enough mastery of chemistry to create new drugs.  He also takes an avid interest in politics.  He is tall and skinny with a thick bush of black hair, a beard, and glasses.

Fat Freddy Freekowtski is the least intelligent of the trio.  He is often preoccupied with food. He is fat, with curly yellow hair and a mustache. Fat Freddy frequently gets “burned” during drug transactions.  When he does “score” he typically contrives to lose the drugs in various ways.

Fat Freddy’s Cat appears mainly in his own separate strip at the bottom of the one page Freak Brothers strips. He sometimes finds himself confronting an organized army of cockroaches or a huge tribe of mice who share the apartment with the Freak Brothers. He is far smarter than his owner (whom he frequently refers to as “the obese one”) and regards the Freak Brothers with amused contempt.

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers has not named a distributor yet, but they do have a panel scheduled during Comic-Con International (San Diego Comic-Con) July 19 in Room BCF of the San Diego Convention Center.  Much more information will be announced during that panel.  Judging by the content alone, I would think the series would be on cable or one of the pay channels.

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COMIC-CON 2019 PROMISES EARLY PEEKS AT BATWOMAN, THE WALKING DEAD, AND RIVERDALE

Original Article: Rotten Tomatoes

By Erik Amaya

Announcing The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers Animated Series (Room 6BCF, 7 p.m.)

The underground comix classic is finally coming to TV! Showrunners Alan Freedland and Alan Cohen, producers Blake Anderson and Adam Devine, and writers Jeremy Lehrer and Daniel Lehrer will discuss their approach to Gilbert Shelton’s trio of counterculture stoners.

THE FABULOUS FURRY FREAK BROTHERS Lands Animated Series

Original Article: NEWS A RAMA

By George Marston

Underground cartoonist Gilbert Shelton's long-running Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers will be adapted to an eight-episode animated series from WTG Enterprises, according to Deadline.

Workaholics's Adam Devine and Blake Anderson will voice two of the show's four leads - a trio of stoner 'freaks' named Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek, Phineas T. Phreak and Fat Freddy Frekowtski and their cat - though their specific roles haven't been specified.

“We connected so much to these characters,” Devine and Anderson said in a joint statement. “They’re just trying to enjoy life while understanding the world around them, and the adventures they go through along the way had us fully giggling while simultaneously making us think. When the opportunity arose to get involved not just as talent but also on a creative level, we jumped at the chance and also weed, man!”

The animated series will be written by Silicon Valley creators John Althschuler and Dave Krinsky, who will also serve as producers alongside showrunners Alan Cohen and Alan Freedland, best known for their work on King of the Hill

“There is so much topical, pop-culturally relevant, irreverent and hilarious source material to pull from, we’re just beyond thrilled to be working on such a fun and layered property,” Freedland and Cohen said. ”Now is the time to be creating smart adult animated shows that touch on topics that are timeless and timely.”

No distributor for The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers has been named. More information is expected to be announced during a panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego, set for 7 p.m. Pacific Time July 19 in Room BCF of the San Diego Convention Center.

‘Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers’ to Star Duo from ‘Workaholics’

Original Article: mxdwn.com

By Emily Gibbs

The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is a counterculture comic series that was created by Gilbert Shelton in 1968. The comic stars Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek, Phineas T. Phreak, and Fat Freddy Frekowtski (often with Fat Freddy’s eccentric cat). The three are misfits who fall into countless misadventures. The comic became an immense success with over forty million copies being sold.

A television series based on The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers was ordered by WTG Enterprises. WTG Enterprises ordered eight episodes that will be approximately twenty-two minutes. The adult cartoon will have Alan Cohen (King of the Hill) and Alan Freedland (Due Date) as showrunners. The two stated,

“There is so much topical, pop-culturally relevant, irreverent and hilarious source material to pull from, we’re just beyond thrilled to be working on such a fun and layered property. Now is the time to be creating smart adult animated shows that touch on topics that are timeless and timely.”

The series will be executive produced by Mark Canton (Power) and Courtney Solomon (Cake). The Silicon Valley creators, John Althschuler and Dave Krinsky, are set to write and produce. Daniel and Jeremy Lehrer, of Highly Gifted, will also work on the show as writers and producers. The animation will be done by Pure Imagination Studios who also worked on The Simpsons.

Two Workaholics alum, Adam Devine and Blake Anderson will voice the lead characters on the show. The two will also have creative input and work as executive producers. The pair said,

“We connected so much to these characters. They’re just trying to enjoy life while understanding the world around them, and the adventures they go through along the way had us fully giggling while simultaneously making us think. When the opportunity arose to get involved not just as talent but also on a creative level, we jumped at the chance and also weed, man!”

More information on the show is expected to come at a Comic Con panel set for seven p.m. on July 19 in Room BCF of the San Diego Convention Center.

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