The Hollywood Reporter brings word that HBO Max is developing a family-friendly Garbage Pail Kids animated series. The project comes from co-creators and writers Danny McBride, David Gordon Green, and Josh Bycel (Solar Opposites) and was inspired by McBride and Green’s love for Garbage Pail Kids and Saturday morning cartoons. The new show is expected to appeal to audiences of all ages.
The series will be executive produced by Tornante TV’s Noel Bright and Steven A. Cohen along with Rough House’s Brandon James, as well as McBride, Green, and Bycel.
Garbage Pail Kids was created by the Topps Company in 1985 as a series of sticker trading cards that were designed to parody the Cabbage Patch Kids dolls, which were popular at the time. The Garbage Pail Kids became a worldwide phenomenon with their gross-out humor and subversive attitude and recently celebrated its 35th Anniversary.
Garbage Pail Kids were previously adapted into a live-action movie and an animated TV series in 1987, though the series never aired in the U.S. due to “controversial themes.”