Showtime’s animated series Our Cartoon President – which, owing to their output deal with the premium cable network, airs in the UK on Sky Atlantic – has received an order for seven additional episodes. The back half of season one will air this summer.
Our Cartoon President follows the tru-ish misadventures of the 45th President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and his merry band of advisors and family members. The first season has already introduced audiences to Trump’s attempts at “winning” the State of the Union address, comforting disaster victims and rolling back President Obama’s accomplishments, as well as his co-dependent relationship with the media.
The half-hour animated series premiered back in February on Showtime to 2.3 million viewers and is averaging a weekly audience of two million viewers. It is produced by CBS Television Studios, with Stephen Colbert, showrunner R.J. Fried and Late Show executive producer Chris Licht serving as executive producers. Tim Luecke serves as lead animator and co-executive producer. Matt Lappin serves as consulting producer.