Bill Burr, Laura Dern and Justin Long will Voice Lead Characters in Six-Episode Series from Gaumont International Television and Wild West TelevisionBEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 22, 2014 — (PRNewswire) — 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 EmmyⓇ award-winner Michael Price (The Simpsons), follows the Murphy family in the 1970's, 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. The show is executive-produced by Burr, Vince Vaughn ("Art of Conflict," "The Break Up," "Couple's Retreat"), EmmyⓇ award-nominee Peter Billingsley ("Dinner for Five," "Couple's Retreat") and showrunner Michael Price. Michael Lagnese and Victoria Vaughn, from Wild West Television, are co-executive producers on the series.
"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," said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix.
"Bill Burr's voice in capturing the moment to moment comedy in our daily lives is infectious and relatable," commented Katie O'Connell, CEO, of Gaumont International Television. "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."
"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," said Bill Burr.
"Bill is the funniest, most original voice out there. We're all excited to be working with Netflix on this project," said executive producer Vince Vaughn.
"The bottom line is, there's no better network in all of television. They're a game changer, providing true creative support and the ability to reach a worldwide audience instantly," said executive producer Peter Billingsley.
Bill Burr is an American stand-up comedian, radio host and actor best known for movies including Date Night, The Heat, Stand Up Guys, Walk of Shame and his television role in the critically-acclaimed series Breaking Bad. His newest original stand-up special I'm Sorry You Feel That Way will premiere Friday, December 5 exclusively on Netflix.
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About Gaumont International Television
Gaumont International Television is a production and distribution studio based in Los Angeles and part of Gaumont, the legendary European-based motion picture studio. Gaumont, formed in 1895, is one of the main European production companies with a film library holding over 900 titles. As an independent studio, Gaumont International Television is producing high-quality drama and comedy television programming for the U.S. and international markets with a number of projects currently in the works, including the third season of Hannibal for NBC, the third season of Hemlock Grove for Netflix, and the recently announced Narcos for Netflix.
About Wild West Television
Wild West Television is an entity of Wild West Productions, an American film, television and entertainment production company founded in 2005 by leading actor, writer and producer Vince Vaughn. Under Vaughn's leadership, the company has produced a string of hit movies, including Couple's Retreat, Four Christmases, and The Break Up. All three movies opened #1 at the box office, and each went on to gross more than $160 million worldwide with The Break Up breaking the $200 million box office mark. The first venture of Wild West Television, the popular original comedy Sullivan & Son premiered on TBS in July 2012 and has recently completed its third season.
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