No Activity: CBS All Access Renews Comedy for an Animated Season 4
No Activity is shifting from a live-action comedy series to an animated one after CBS All Access renewed the show for a fourth season where it will be fully animated, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Patrick Brammall will return to voice FBI agent Nick Cullen with Tim Meadows returning to voice his character agent Judd Toldbeck.
“We are so excited to welcome back the hilarious team behind No Activity for a fourth season and can’t wait to show fans their favorite mediocre law enforcement agents brought to life in animated form,” said Julie McNamara, exec vp and head of programming at CBS All Access.
As the outlet notes, the move to animation is not only a cheaper and safer route production-wise, particularly in the age of COVID-19, though “the process does take a bit longer.” Other shows have incorporated animation in order to complete production due to delays caused by the ongoing pandemic, but No Activity will be the first to completely convert to an animated series after three seasons of live-action.
In what should be a high-stakes sting operation, No Activity celebrates the mundane. Set against the world of a major drug cartel bust, the series follows two low-level cops who have spent far too much time in a car together; two criminals who are largely kept in the dark; two dispatch workers who haven’t really clicked; and two Mexican tunnelers who are in way too small a space considering they’re only just met.
No Activity is produced by CBS Television Studios in association with Funny Or Die, Jungle and Gary Sanchez Productions, and is based on the Australian series produced by Jungle and broadcast by Stan. The series is co-developed and executive produced by Trent O’Donnell and Patrick Brammall, alongside executive producers Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Jason Burrows, and Joe Farrell. Trent O’Donnell directed all of the episodes.
The first three seasons are available to stream on CBS All Access. The streamer is being rebranded as Paramount+ in 2021.