Family Guy, The Simpsons, South Park, and Rick & Morty have all proven that adult animation has a place on regular programming as well as streaming services. The Harper House is set to be the next big hit, at least that is what Paramount is banking on when it streams on Paramount+. During the recent Comic-Con panel last Friday, Paramount+ unveiled the official trailer for its upcoming series The Harper House, announcing that it will premiere on September 16.
The comedy will focus on Debbie Harper (Rhea Seehorn), who is a overconfident female head of a household. After losing her job, Debbie struggles to regain a higher status for herself and for her family. She moves from a rich part of town to the poor side of town in Arkansas. In order to save money, they move into their inherited Victorian fixer-upper-a historic residence known as the Harper House.
The series features a huge line up for the voice cast. Jason Lee (My Name Is Earl), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason), Ryan Flynn (China, IL), Gabourey Sidibe (Empire), Gary Anthony Williams (Central Park), Nyima Funk (Key and Peele), VyVy Nguyen (MisSpelled), Lance Krall (Breaking In) and more. It's clear that creator Brad Neely is pulling out all the stops for this show.
The show is set for a 10 episode release when it debuts this fall. However it won't be alone as far as original animation goes. Paramount+ has a list of titles that includes Star Trek: Lower Decks, Rugrats, Kamp Koral: Spongebob's Under Years, No Activity, the Emmy-nominated Stephen Colbert Presents Tooning Out The News, and the anticipated Star Trek: Prodigy, which premieres later this year.
The show itself is produced by CBS Studios' new animation arm, CBS Eye Animation Productions, in association with 219 Productions. Some of the producers are Neely and Katie Krentz. Not to mention Titmouse, the Emmy-winning independent animation production company behind Netflix's Big Mouth, serves as the animation studio for the series. Again they are pulling no punches with this new series.
Paramount+ is another streaming service trying to capitalize on the market. Adding new shows for everyone and every genre will pull from many different demographics. Currently Paramount+ offers the limited ads plan for $4.99/month ( similar to Peacock) you can also get the $9.99/month plan with no ads. Of course you save money if you pay for the year upfront. And if you are student you get a 25% discount. In this day age where streaming services are the norm and the list of what to get is endless. Original and creative content is the key to get subscribers.
As always we will bring you the latest episode news and developments with this show and more. Watch the trailer and let us know what you think. Do you subscribe to Paramount+? If not will this sway you to give it a shot? And how does this first look compare to some of your favorite animated shows that you currently watch?