Animal Pictures, the banner run by Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne, is teaming with writer-producer Cirocco Dunlap on ‘The Hospital’, a sci-fi themed animated series for Amazon.
Dunlap, who has worked with Lyonne as supervising producer on Lyonne’s acclaimed Netflix comedy Russian Doll, is writing and executive producing. Lyonne, Rudolph and Animal Pictures’ Danielle Renfrew Behrens (The Queen of Versailles) will also exec produce.
The Hospital is described as being darkly comedic in tone and follows Sleech and Klak, two brilliant female alien doctors who specialize in rare sci-fi illnesses. When Sleech defies protocol, she contracts a disease from another dimension and our heroes must find a cure before the universe is destroyed.
The Hospital marks the first project under Animal’s first-look deal with Amazon.
“Cirocco is an incredibly gifted and hilarious talent and we can’t wait to share her irreverent and existential point of view: a sci-fi world so deep and so strange and so animated!” Animal Pictures said Wednesday in a statement.
Dunlap, who also was a staff writer on FXX’s Man Seeking Woman and a consulting producer on the Netflix animated series Big Mouth, earned a WGA nomination for her work writing on Russian Doll.