Deadline is reporting that TBS has green-lit Final Space, an interstellar animated comedy from Nashville-based indie filmmaker / actor / Youtuber / The Soda Parlor owner Olan Rogers, Conan O’Brien’s Conaco, and New Form in association with Turner’s Studio T, for premiere in 2018.
Olan seems pretty excited about it:
Final Space is about Gary, an astronaut, and his pal Mooncake, who destroys planets. Just watch the fantastic 7-minute pilot:
The short has been very popular on Youtube. Olan pitched the concept to Comedy Central, TBS, FOX, FX, Youtube and Fullscreen who ALL wanted to sign on. Thom Hinkle (SVP of original programming for TBS) described the pitch saying, “Olan pitched us Final Space voicing all the characters and dancing around the conference room. It was kind of like a comedic MOON – genuinely funny and oddly heartfelt. We bought it in the room. So did other networks. We’re glad he chose us. XO.”
Olan Rogers sells apparel on his Olan Rogers Supply website and just re-opened his shop, The Soda Parlor, on 966 Woodland Street in East Nashville.
Our pal Rory Scovel was on The Pete Holmes Show Wednesday night to promote his new show on TBS (GROUND FLOOR), talking about how cemeteries are dumb, why the day moon should be ashamed of himself, how he met Jack White at a burger place in Nashville & how Reggie Watts helped set him up with Third Man Records to record his “live at Third Man Records” album in June.
Here’s the segment about Nashville:
You can watch the full 11/13/2013 episode of The Pete Holmes Show with Rory’s appearance on PeteHolmes.com, or watch the individual clips of Rory’s interview footage, some of which didn’t air even though it’s all super funny.
Rory’s absolutely fantastic in every scene he’s in on TBS’s GROUND FLOOR. It airs Thursdays at 10/9c, but you can watch the episodes on the www, too! Here’s the pilot:
Mr. Scovel will be back in Nashville performing at Zanies January 17-19, 2014 – tickets are on sale now!