Netflix unveils animated interactive special led by Schwartz & Edebiri!
Coming on the heels of taking over the role of Missy on the fourth season of the streaming service’s hit animated comedy Big Mouth, Ayo Edebiri has already lined up her next project at Netflix with an animated interactive special We Lost Our Human, which she will co-star in alongside Ben Schwartz (Parks & Recreation)!
Created by Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt (Pinky Malinky), the 2D-animated series will allow audiences to choose to experience the story from the perspective of a self-involved cat named Pud or a loving, hyperactive dog named Ham, who both wake u pone day to find that their human and all humans have disappeared from Earth! Desperate to find their owner, these two homebound pets venture out into the world for the first time to discover strange mysteries, meet bizarre creatures and maybe — with the viewer’s help — save the universe along the way!
“I cannot emphasize how absolutely bonkers this wonderful interactive choose your own adventure special that Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt created gets,” Schwartz wrote in a tweet. “It’s for Netflix. Ayo Edebiri plays a dog. I play a cat. And it’s super fun and intensely bananas.”
“So excited to share this!!” Edebiri wrote in a tweet. “Rikke Asbjoern and Chris Garbutt made an insanely fun choose your own adventure show for Netflix where Ben Schwartz is a cat and I am a dog. Also Henry Rollins is in it?? Still not over that!”
Schwartz will star in the series as Pud and Edebiri as Ham and the two lead a cast that also includes Adrienne C. Moore (Orange is the New Black), Lauren Tom (King of the Hill), Jon Glaser (Living With Yourself), Henry Rollins (The Legend of Korra), Lucas Grabeel (Pinky Malinky) and Matty Cardarople (A Series of Unfortunate Events).
“Creating a huge interactive project has been an exciting challenge and gave us a unique chance to approach Pud and Ham’s story outside of a traditional format,” Asbjoern and Garbutt said in a statement. “We got to explore their many parallel and interwoven paths, which resulted in our story room becoming a complex web of post-it notes, push pins and string. Quite a dizzying sight for anyone witnessing one of our story pitches!”
“We Lost Our Human combines the very best of animation, comedy and interactivity, expanding the possibilities of how stories are told today,” Curtis Lelash, Director of Original Animation at Netflix, said in a statement. “We can’t wait for audiences of all ages to take this hilarious journey with Pud and Ham, because their fate rests in the audiences hands…literally.”