Break out those old “Vote for Pedro” t-shirts and the Chap-Stick, for the entire cast of one of the best oddball comedies of this millennium is coming back, but this time on TV. Yup, FOX has ordered and animated series of Napoleon Dynamite.
The entire original cast is returning to voice the show, and the movie’s creator Jared Hess will be running the show.
The original cast of Napoleon Dynamite led by Jon Heder is back to voice the animated series, which follows the misadventures of an awkward high school teenager and his quirky friends as they struggle to navigate life in rural Idaho. The film’s writers Jared Hess, who also directed it, and Jerusha Hess wrote the adaptation with The Simpsons veteran Mike Scully. All 3 are executive producing. [Deadline]
This helps clarify the actions of the movie’s star, Jon Heder who left production of Big Lake a few months back over creative differences even though the show was written specifically for him. Heder was replaced by Chris Gethard and the show didn’t work as well as anticipated and is in TV limbo at the moment.
The network also greenlit a new animated show Allen Gregory which was created an will star Jonah Hill who will write and star in the series.