Wiz Khalifa is Voicing a New Fox Animated Comedy
By December Savage-Brown
October 27, 2018
If you haven't gotten enough of Wiz Khalifa and his hidden talent of voicing animated characters, then get ready for more. The "Young, Wild & Free" rapper is hitting the small screen once again to join the ranks of Amy Poehler and Rashida Jones in a new Fox animated series called Duncanville. The show is slated to have its first run with 13 episodes in its freshman season.
The series will focus on the life of super average 15-year-old, Duncan, and his uptight mother who is "constantly trying to prevent her son from ruining his life," Deadline reports. Series creator, Amy Poehler, will lend her voice to both characters on the show.
The series is written by Julie and Mike Scully, whose work can be credited to, The Simpsons and Parks and Recreation. Poehler, who is currently under a development deal with 20th Century Fox TV and Universal TV, pitched the show the company last year. The new Duncanville comes apart of a network-wide push to build upon Fox's animated lineup which currently has the Simpsons and Family Guy.
“Duncanville is one of the freshest animated concepts we’ve seen, and has an insane pedigree of comedic talent across the board,” stated Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “We’ve enjoyed a long, incredible run with Mike and Julie, and everything Amy does is pure genius. Having the voice talents of Rashida and Wiz join her makes this show the complete package. I can’t wait to have them all together when we add Duncanville to our growing animated slate.”
As for Wiz, this will be third animated series that the Golden Globe-nominated artist has joined. His previous credits include American Dad! and BoJack Horseman. The "See You Again" rapper can add his casting on this new series to his list of recent wins. Wiz recently went public about his relationship with Canadian model, Winnie Harlow. The two have garnered much speculation on whether they are a pair or not and as of last weekend, the news was confirmed. Winnie and Wiz were spotted in Los Angeles (October 20th) leaving the Staples Center hand in hand following the Lakers' loss to the Rockets.
The two later set off a quick buzz when they shared the photos of their night out on Instagram. "F is for... Fr Fr 💜🐉," Winnie captioned the cute photo of the two. Wiz also shared the same pic, writing, "ME: U GRAB THEM TWO JOINTS I ROLLED🤔🙏🏽💨⛽️ HER: YEA YUP😩💜👅🤗🙌🏽💍."
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