Adult Swim acquires YOLO: Crystal Fantasy
Adult Swim is expanding its animation slate as it has acquired the comedy series YOLO: Crystal Fantasy, according to Variety.
Created by Michael Cusack, the quarter-hour series follows two Australian party girls, Sarah and Rachel, as they are on the hunt for fun times, new experiences, positive vibes and optimistic horoscopes in the bizarre town of Wollongong, with Sarah on a quest for love while Rachel strives for chaos. Their desires often cause conflict between the two as they encounter surreal Australiana, strange bush creatures and eccentric nomads.
Cusack went viral his his YouTube hit “Ciggy Butt Brain,” sparking the interest of Rick and Morty co-creator and star Justin Roiland, who asked Cusack to craft an Australian version of his Emmy-winning sci-fi comedy resulting in “Bushworld Adventures.” The 11-minute special aired on Adult Swim on 2018 April Fool’s Day, one year after the surprise season 3 premiere of Rick and Morty.
YOLO: Crystal Fantasy will be produced by Cusack alongside Mike Cowap, with Cusack also executive producing with Greta Lee Jackson and Emma Fitzsimons and produced by Princess Pictures and is expected to air later this year on Adult Swim.
The fourth season of Roiland’s acclaimed sci-fi comedy Rick and Morty began airing on November 10, with the five-episode first half concluding on December 15 and the remaining five episodes expected to air later this year. Thanks to its large viewer following and rave reviews from critics, Adult Swim made a major deal with Roiland and co-creator Dan Harmon two years ago for a 70-episode order to bring the total episode order to 101 episodes.