Apple nabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator for new animated comedy

Loren Bouchard

Loren Bouchard

Among the cast are Hamilton Tony Award winners Leslie Odom Jr. and Daveed Diggs, as well as Tony nominee Josh Gad and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess.

Written by Bouchard with Josh Gad and Nora Smith, the show is about a family of caretakers who save the famous park as well as the world. But when the studio's sibling network passed on the Central Park, it prompted a heated bidding war among streamers Apple, Netflix, and Hulu.

Central Park was developed at 20th TV - home of such animated series as The Simpsons, Family Guy, Bob Burgers, King of the Hill and American Dad - where Bouchard is based.

The tech giant's first animated series received an order for two 13-episode seasons of the show.

Bouchard will remain busy; not only is Bob's Burgers continuing at FOX, but a movie has been in development for a while.

There isn't a lot of information available about Apple's new streaming service. Yet.

Both Gad and Bell are expected to turn around a Frozen sequel in the next couple of years.

More details on the series are likely to come as production ramps up.

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