Fox Entertainment is developing an animated comedy series based on the Bloom County comic book, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, screenwriter, producer and children’s book author Berkeley Breathed.
Breathed will co-write and executive produce the project, which will be produced by Fox Entertainment-owned animation studio Bento Box Entertainment, along with Miramax, Spyglass Media Group and Project X Entertainment.
The series will follow 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. .
Bloom County originated from Breathed’s first published comic strip, The Academia Waltz, which appeared in his student newspaper The Daily Texan.
The comic caught the attention of editors at The Washington Post, who recruited Breathed to do a nationwide comic.
Bloom County debuted in 1980, appearing in over 1,200 newspapers worldwide, until its end in 1989.
Soon after, Breathed began the Outland and Opus strips, both of which featured characters from Bloom County. In 2015, Breathed began posting new strips from Bloom County via Facebook almost daily.
“Today, Berkeley’s clever and hilarious take on American culture is more relevant than ever,” said Michael Thorn, president of entertainment at Fox Entertainment.