Extraordinary being Tina Fey will executive produce a new animated series at Netflix called Mulligan. This is no ordinary animated series, my friends – it’s got aliens in it. I love aliens.
The show comes from the delightful people behind 30 Rock and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, otherwise known as Robert Carlock and Sam Means. I mean… what else do you need? The synopsis, let’s talk about the synopsis.
The gist, per Variety, reads as follows: “After an alien attack destroys the earth, what remains of humanity has the chance to start society over from scratch. But can we get it right this time?” Probably not, but I’m very much looking forward to seeing how things pan out.
Considering the names already attached to this project, Netflix has ordered 20 (twenty!!!) episodes of the series. This is a complete side note, but one of my fave Netflix animated series Castlevania started off with four episodes. FOUR. So 20 episodes is utterly divine.
I thought I knew what “mulligan” meant, but turns out I don’t. An ol’ Google search tells me the definition is “an extra stroke (in golf) allowed after a poor shot, not counted on the scorecard.” In relation to the synopsis, the title checks out.
It’s very early days so we don’t have a release date just yet, but we’ll keep you updated. Fey and Carlock are also currently working on the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt interactive special for Netflix. The interactive special will pretty much be in the same lane as Black Mirror: Bandersnatch. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, just imagine a choose your own adventure kind of stitch.
Ellie Kemper, Tituss Burgess, Jane Krakowski, Carol Kane, and Jon Hamm are all locked in for the special at Netflix. As is your best boy Daniel Radcliffe.