Teenage euthanasia, an animated series on Adult Swim produced by two doctoral students from the MFA in cinema program, was recently named by Time magazine as one of the top five new TV shows for September 2021.
Produced by Lisa M. Thomas and associate produced by Parker Cowden, the show is about a partially dead family who own a funeral home in Florida, created by the author and Made for love designer Alissa Nutting and At home with Amy Sedaris executive producer Alyson Levy.
Time said the show may sound like an 80s hardcore band, but there’s a lot more, featuring a “top notch talent,” a “macabre, grotesque feminine.
The eponymous Darker Than Black velvet comedy hero Euthanasia ‘Annie’ Fantasy (voiced by Jo Firestone) is a clumsy high school student who lives with her immigrant grandmother Baba (Bebe Neuwirth doing a Natasha Fatale accent) and lazy Uncle Pete (Tim Robinson, of I think you should go glory) because her Trophy mother (Maria Bamford) abandoned her as a teenage mother.
Thomas directed the long-running “Candy Store” music video for The Dust Bowl Faeries, which won a Munich Music Video Award earlier this year. Thomas was a supervising producer and Cowden an associate producer on the Netflix animated series Headspace Meditation Guide, which premiered in January.