Channel 4 and Turner recently announced a bumper deal to bring Adult Swim to the UK. That included linear premieres on Channel 4 and E4 as well as hundreds of hours of box sets on VOD service All 4.
“Adult Swim is a fantastic brand with a clear proposition and a devoted fan base”, said Charlie Palmer, All 4 Managing Editor. “I’m delighted to have it join VICE and Walter Presents as a featured channel on All 4.”
This week sees the linear premiere of Rick & Morty on E4 on Friday (February 15th) and on that same day the first wave of Adult Swim box-set content will hit All 4. Key titles launching on Channel 4’s VOD service that day includes Robot Chicken, Mr. Pickles and UK premiere title Mostly 4 Millennials.
Full details of the Adult Swim content coming to All 4 on Friday February 15th follows below:
Robot Chicken uses stop-motion animation to bring pop-culture parodies to life in a modern take on the variety/sketch show format. Series creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich lend their voices to the show, as well as serving as writers, executive producers and directors. John Harvatine IV and Eric Towner also serve as executive producers. The series first launched in 2005 and is currently airing its ninth season state-side. E4 recently announced that season nine will premiere on Friday February 22nd.
Mr. Pickles is set in the small, old-fashioned world of Old Town that is slowly being taken over by the modern world. The series centers on the lives of the Goodman family and their innocent six-year-old son Tommy, whose best friend is the family’s lovable border collie, Mr. Pickles. The series, which was created by Will Carsola and Dave Stewart, is produced by HotHouse and features the voices of Brooke Shields, Dave Stewart, Frank Collison, Jay Johnston, Kaitlyn Robrock and Will Carsola.
Mostly 4 Millennials is described as “a live-action comedy pandering to mostly millennial as well as others who may be interested in the all-important, millennial way of life”. Host Derrick Beckles helps us decipher this unique generation with the help of bizarre testimonials, random interviews, audience participation, confusing focus groups and presentations from unqualified guests, experts and specialists. The series was created by Beckles, who also serves as an executive producer alongside Eric Andre.
The Venture Bros follows Hank and Dean Venture, who live in a high-tech compound where their father, the world-renowned Dr. Venture, carries out his scientific experiments are all-American boys oddly out of place in today’s world. But it’s not all reading, sports and goofing around in dad’s lab for these fraternal twins. Once the boys leave home, they inevitably find themselves in danger. The series is produced by Titmouse and features the voices of Christopher McCulloch, Michael Sinterniklaas, James Urbaniak, Patrick Warburton and Doc Hammer.
The Eric Andre Show takes place on a dingy public-access TV channel within an alternate reality and creates its own distorted pop culture universe by conducting interviews with an unpredictable mix of actual celebrities, “fake” celebrities and extreme real-life weirdos. These interviews are broken up with deranged man-on-the-street segments, surreal flashes of inexplicable studio chaos, talk show desk-pieces and the general deconstruction of late night’s most beloved tropes in every quarter hour episode. The surreal comedy stars Eric Andre (Don’t Trust the B**** in Apartment 23) and Hannibal Buress (30 Rock) as fictionalised versions of themselves.
Aqua Teen Hunger Force follows a trio of human-sized fast-food products living in New Jersey. The animated series features the voices of Dave Willis, Dana Snyder and Carey Means and ran for eleven season between 2000 and 2015. Aqua Teen Hunger Force was created by Dave Willis (Your Pretty Face Is Going To Hell, Squidbillies) and Matt Maiellaro (Space Ghost Coast To Coast).
Tim & Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! is a sketch comedy starring Bob Odenkirk, John C Reilly, Weird Al Yankovic, Zach Galifianakis, Brian Posehn and Todd Barry. Five seasons aired between 2007 and 2010, with an anniversary special following in 2017. Tim & Eric’s Bedtime Stories is a dark comedy anthology series from Tim Heidecker and Eric Wareheim, where episodes delve into fantasy and the unknown with the aid of celebrity guest stars and familiar faces from the Tim and Eric universe. Two seasons have been produced thus far.
Squidbillies follows the Cuylers, a hillbilly squid family from Dougal County, Georgia. The animated series features the voices of Unknown Hinson, Daniel McDevitt, Dana Snyder and Patricia French. Squidbillies premiered on Adult Swim in October 2006 and was created by Dave Willis and Jim Fortier, both of whom are Georgia natives. Eleven seasons have aired on Adult Swim in the United States, with a twelfth set to follow later this year.
Hot Streets follows FBI Agent Mark Branski, his partner, his niece, and her dog, who investigate supernatural phenomena. The animated series is produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios and features the voices Scott Chernoff, Chelsea Kane, Roiland, JD Ryzner and Ming-Na Wen. Series creator Brian Wysol serves as an executive producer alongside Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, Eric Towner and Justin Roiland. One season has aired state-side, with a second season in the pipeline.
Ballmastrz: 9009 follows washed up superstar and notorious party gal Gaz Digzy, who after a spiral of destructive antics is demoted to the worst team in The Game: The Leptons. Her only way back to the top is to somehow lead these pathetic misfits to victory. The series, which was created by Christy Karacas, features the voices of Natasha Lyonne, Dana Snyder, Dave Willis, Jessica DiCicco, Eric Bauza, Christopher McCulloch and Karacas. A single ten episode season aired on Adult Swim in 2018.