FXX’s new animated series, Cassius and Clay, features the voices of Lake Bell and Kaitlin Olson
FXX has picked up “Cassius and Clay,” an animated action-buddy comedy starring Kaitlin Olson as “Cassius” and Lake Bell as “Clay,” bandits looking to survive in a futuristic, post-apocalyptic American South, it was announced today by Nick Grad and Eric Schrier, Presidents of Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions. Ten episodes have been ordered for the first season, due to air on FXX in 2016.
The hit animated comedy “Archer,” meanwhile, will move to FXX for its seventh season after airing its first six seasons on FX. There, it will be paired with “Cassius and Clay” in 2016. With the addition, FXX’s slate of comedy series will also include “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia,” “You’re the Worst,” “Man Seeking Woman” and “Animation Domination.”
Adam Reed (“Archer”) will write and Executive Produce “Cassius and Clay” along with Megan Ganz (“Modern Family,” “Community”). Reed’s Floyd County Productions (“Archer,” “Chozen”) and Matt Thompson (“Archer”) will also serve as Executive Producers. “Cassius and Clay” will be produced by FX Productions.
“Tearing through the Smoky Mountains, Cassius and Clay don’t just survive the end of the world – they thrive on it with a pack of misfits who persevere against all odds in this Southern-fried apocalypse,” said Grad. “Our thanks to Adam and Megan for creating this hilarious and twisted tale and to Kaitlin, Lake, Susan and the rest of the voice cast for bringing these characters to life in all their damaged glory.”
Susan Sarandon (Thelma & Louise, Dead Man Walking) also joins Olson and Bell as series regulars, with contributions from JB Smoove (Date Night, The Sitter), Kevin Michael Richardson (“The Cleveland Show,” Lilo & Stitch), Jeffrey Tambor (“Transparent,” “Arrested Development”), Stephen Root (“King of the Hill,” No Country for Old Men), Katy Mixon (Minions, Mike & Molly) and Robert Patrick (“Scorpion,” Terminator 2: Judgment Day).
The “Cassius and Clay” cast of characters is listed as follows:
Cassius Cordwood (Kaitlin Olson): A hard-drinking, quick-thinking, fast-talking bull-shitter who has more debts than sense.
Shopcarter Clay (Lake Bell): The fastest gun in the post-apocalyptic South — she doesn’t go looking for trouble, she shares a station wagon with it.
Connie Mack (Susan Sarandon): The ruthless and cutthroat owner of Wilke’s only saloon and brothel. Mack runs the booze, the girls, the whole goddamn town, really.
Doc Benz (JB Smoove): The town’s only doctor, locked in a dysfunctional, co-dependent relationship with Smiffy (who carts the Doc’s ornery, legless ass around).
Smiffy (Kevin Michael Richardson): The enormous blacksmith, a gentle giant who can fix anything so long as Doc says it’s okay.
Mayor Waitstill Weeks (Jeffrey Tambor): The utterly powerless and disregarded mayor of Wilke, who’s barely in charge of his own newspaper, which only he reads.
Jack Ruby (Katy Mixon): Head-whore of The Snug, Connie Mack’s number two and the Mayor’s number one.
Reever Grint (Robert Patrick): The terrifying tax-collector from Richway, the crookedest of all the crooked sheriffs.
Odum (Stephen Root): The ever-scheming deputy who’s always under Grint’s bootheel, which is really the best place for such a greasy lickspittle.
Check back for more from both “Cassius and Clay” and “Archer” in the near future!