Netflix prepping ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ from ‘Hair Love’ director

The animated series stars Yvonne Orji, Russell Hornsby, Yvette Nicole Brown and more

Netflix has announced plans to debut a new animated series, My Dad The Bounty Hunter, from Hair Love director Everett Downing

After the success of the Oscar-winning project born from a book by Matthew A. Cherry, we’re glad to see more family-friendly content featuring Black folks coming out.

The action-comedy series will feature the talents of Yvonne Orji, Russell Hornsby, Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), JeCobi Swain (Troop Zero), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), Rob Riggle (The Hangover) and Jim Rash (Community).

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Here’s the official logline: 

My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ is an action-comedy show that follows the toughest bounty hunter in all the galaxy, a man with razor-sharp skills but also a secret – his family on Earth has no idea what he does for a living. So when his two kids accidentally hitch a ride into outer space and crash his latest mission, they discover that their average Dad’s job is anything but boring. Dodging dangerous aliens and laser fights galore, this family bonding time goes to the extreme. Wait until mom finds out…

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Downing and Patrick Harpin (Hotel Transylvania 2)  will also serve as executive producers and Dwarf Animation Studio will handle the CGI animation.

“We can’t wait to share our brainchild with the world. ‘My Dad the Bounty Hunter’ is a love letter to animation, science fiction, and Black families rolled into a crazy action-comedy. We threw everything we love about sci-fi into this show, but it’s the family at the center of the story that we’re most excited about,” Downing and Harpin said in a statement.

Check out the poster: 

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