An acclaimed comic is being developed as an animated comedy.
FOX Entertainment, its Emmy-winning animation studio, Bento Box Entertainment, Miramax, Spyglass Media Group and Project X Entertainment have teamed up to develop an animated series based on the “Bloom County” comic book, created and written by the cartoonist Pulitzer Prize winner. , screenwriter, producer and author of children’s books Berkeley Breathed. Check out the full art from Breathed below.
Bloom County “focuses on a collapsed avocado, 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 deep in the dandelion wilderness of the FlyWayWayOver countries. Namely, America today at a glance. It is co-written and produced by Breathed.
“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.”
Michael Thorn, President of Entertainment at FOX Entertainment, added, “I discovered the brilliance of Berkeley Breathed and ‘Bloom County’ as a teenager. Its characteristic mix of satire, politics and sentiment hooked me. Also, I love Opus. Today, Berkeley’s clever and hilarious take on American culture is more relevant than ever. And, with Bento Box, we’re excited to bring its unique set of characters and social commentary to television.
“Bloom County” is from Breathed’s first published comic, “The Academia Waltz,” from his student newspaper, The Texas Daily. Editors at The Washington Post then recruited him to do a nationally syndicated strip. “Bloom County” debuted in 1980 and appeared in over 1,200 newspapers worldwide, before ending in 1989, but Breathed then began posting new strips via Facebook almost daily in 2015.