Woody Harrelson, Tiffany Haddish and Pete Davidson Star in Modern Update of Classic Stoner Cartoon 'The Freak Brothers'
Published May 07, 2020The coronavirus hasn't stopped marijuana enthusiasts from getting high, so it shouldn't stop them from watching stoner cartoons either. Fortunately, a long-awaited animated adaptation of the classic underground comic The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers is still set to arrive this fall.
With the shortened title The Freak Brothers, the new cartoon will see the classic 1970s burnouts transported into the modern age.
The show will star Pete Davidson, Woody Harrelson, John Goodman and Tiffany Haddish. It's being animated by Starburns Industries (Rick & Morty) and Pure Imagination Studios (The Simpsons).
The logline for the show is as follows [per Deadline]:
In 1969, life in San Francisco consists of free love, communal living and political protest. Freewheelin' Franklin Freek (Harrelson), Fat Freddy Freekowtski (Goodman), Phineas T. Phreakers (Davidson) and their mischievous, foul-mouthed cat, Kitty (Haddish) spend their days dodging many things — the draft, the narcs and steady employment — all while searching for an altered state of bliss.
But after partakking of a genetically mutated strain of marijuana, the Freaks wake up 50 years later to discover a much different society. Quickly feeling like fish out of water in a high-tech world of fourth-wave feminism, extreme gentrification and intense political correctness, the Freaks learn how to navigate life in 2020 — where, surprisingly, their precious cannabis is now legal.
As if that weren't enough to get you hyped on the show, you can watch a four-minute mini episode of The Freak Brothers below where the Freaks cross paths with one Donald Trump.