80s comics Bloom County gets a primetime animated TV show on Fox. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bloom County Creator Berkeley Breathed is part of the project, revisiting characters such as Steve Dallas, Bill the Cat and Opus the Penguin as they provide artful commentary on our world from a fictional small American town.
Breathed worked on the daily comic Bloom County from 1980 to 1989, when it abruptly stopped. In 2015, he started publishing new Bloom County material on his Facebook page. That deal with Fox Entertainment suggests he’s ready to dive back into Bloom County full time.
“At the end of Extraterrestrial, we saw cuddly Sigourney Weaver fall peacefully into cryogenic hypersleep after being chased by a saliva-spewing maniac, only to be woken up decades later in a world full of much worse,” Breathed said in a statement. “Fox and I did the same to Opus and the rest of the Bloom County gang, may they forgive us.
Here’s the show’s official synopsis:
Bloom County centers on a collapsed lawyer, a lobotomized cat and a penguin in underpants and fruit headgear living in the world’s last boarding house in the world’s most forgotten place in the heart of the dandelion wilderness of FlyWayWayOver country . Namely, America today at a glance.
Bloom County would probably join The simpsons and family guy on Fox’s Sunday night lineup, and will no doubt comment on the awful madness that is currently reigning in the United States. No news for the moment on the broadcast date of the television series.