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Netflix to air animated show ‘F is for Family’

MUMBAI: ‘F is for Family’, the new half-hour animated series based on the comedy of Bill Burr, is coming exclusively to all Netflix territories in 2015.

The six-episode series, produced by Gaumont International Television and Wild West Television, marks the first foray into animation by Gaumont’s US production arm, tapping the expertise of Gaumont Animation in France.

‘F is for Family’, created by Bill Burr and Michael Price, follows the Murphy family in the 1970s, a time when you could smack your kid, smoke inside and bring a gun to the airport. Burr will voice the role of Frank Murphy, the family’s extreme patriarch; Laura Dern will voice Frank’s wife Sue; and Justin Long voices the family’s oldest son, Kevin.

Netflix VP original content Cindy Holland said, “Bill Burr’s stand-up specials are wildly popular for us worldwide, and we’re looking forward to presenting his nostalgic and unflinching take on the family comedy in this original, animated series.”

Gaumont International Television CEO Katie O’Connell said, “Bill Burr’s voice in capturing the moment-to-moment comedy in our daily lives is infectious and relatable. We’re thrilled to bring his hilariously edgy style of comedy to ‘F is for Family’ with our partners at Wild West Television. This also gives us the chance to show off the great wealth of animation talent at Gaumont Animation. Netflix is the perfect home for this series.”

Burr said, “‘F is for Family’ is the show I’ve always wanted to do. It captures all the characters of my childhood the way I remember it to be. Fortunately Mike Price and everyone at Wild West seem to know the same people I knew growing up. It’s going to be a lot of fun to tell these stories.”