Everybody Hates Chris is officially coming back!
The series that followed the early years of Chris Rock and wound up building up a cult fan following has been greenlit for a new rebooted series at Paramoun+. This new incarnation – which has not confirmed if they’ll be reuniting the original cast yet aside from Chris Rock as the narrator- will be animated this time around. The original series ran from 2005 until 2009.
“Chris Rock is one of the most gifted comedians of all time and we’re excited to partner with him, 3 Arts and CBS Studios to bring this to life and welcome it as the next big hit in our expanding arsenal of iconic adult animation that includes smash series such as South Park and the new Beavis and Butt-Head,” said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO, Paramount Media Networks & MTV Entertainment Studios.
“A reimagining of this groundbreaking, critically acclaimed series has been a source of creative discussions at our Studio for a long time,” said George Cheeks, president and CEO of CBS. “It’s exciting to join forces with 3 Arts and the comedic genius of Chris Rock as he expands on his vision of the original show in this innovative new format. This also marks another significant in-house collaboration for CBS with Chris McCarthy and our valued partners at MTV Entertainment Studios as we jointly support this marquee series for Paramount+ and Comedy Central.”
Rock will executive produce alongside the showrunner Sanjay Shah, and also Ali LeRoi, Michael Rotenberg and Dave Becky.