Cult comedian Bill Burr, perhaps best known for playing Saul Goodman’s associate Patrick Kuby on “Breaking Bad,” has landed a new half-hour animated series for Netflix based on his stand-up called “F is for Family.”
Created by Burr and Emmy-winner Michael Price (“The Simpsons”), “F is for Family” follows Frank Murphy (Burr) and his family during the 1970’s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport. Laura Dern (Jurassic Park, “Enlightened”) will voice Frank’s wife Sue while Justin Long (Tusk, “Unsupervised”) voices the family’s oldest son, Kevin.
“‘F is for Family’ is the show I’ve always wanted to do,” Burr said. “It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up. It’s going to be a lot of fun to tell these stories.”
“Bill is the funniest, most original voice out there,” said executive producer Vince Vaughn. “We’re all excited to be working with Netflix on this project.”
“Bill Burr’s stand-up specials are wildly popular for us worldwide, and we’re looking forward to presenting his nostalgic and unflinching take on the family comedy in this original, animated series,” said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
To be released in all Netflix territories in 2015, the six-episode series is produced by Gaumont International Television and Wild West Television, and executive-produced by Burr, Vaughn (Wedding Crashers), Peter Billingsley (Couple’s Retreat) and showrunner Michael Price. Burr’s newest original stand-up special “I’m Sorry You Feel That Way” will premiere Friday, December 5 exclusively on Netflix.
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