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, Couples Retreat), Emmy award-nominee Peter Billingsley (Dinner for Five, Couples Retreat) and showrunner Michael Price. Michael Lagnese and Victoria Vaughn, from Wild West Television, are co-executive producers on the series.
Here's what said Cindy Holland, Vice President of Original Content at Netflix, had to say in a statement.
"Bill Burr's stand-up specials are wildly popular for us worldwide, and we're looking forward to presenting his at once nostalgic and unflinching take on the family comedy in this original, animated series."
Katie O'Connell, CEO, of Gaumont International Television, had this to say in her statement.
"Bill Burr's voice in capturing the moment to moment comedy in our daily lives is infectious and relatable. "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.""
Series creator and star Bill Burr offered his own statement about the 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."
Executive producer Vince Vaughn had this to say about working with Bill Burr.
"Bill is the funniest, most original voice out there. We''re all excited to be working with Netflix on this project."
Executive producer Peter Billingsley also offered his own statement.
"The bottom line is, there's no better network in all of television than Netflix and we're very excited for this partnership. They're a game changer, providing true creative support and the ability to reach a worldwide audience instantly."
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.