Syfy is adding more shows to its adult animation block, dubbed TZGZ. The latest show to be added is The Pole from Matthew Bass (Future Man) and Theodore Bressman (Future Man), and it will star Bobby Moynihan, Jillian Bell, and Nicole Byer. The edgy and irreverent animated comedy has received a six episode series order and deals with Saint Nick getting into a PR crisis that only Mrs. Claus can fix. Recurring characters include SungWon Cho, Colin Jost, Tim Simons, and Sasheer Zamata.
In THE POLE, after a scandal involving “Saint” Nick (Moynihan) rocks the holly jolly foundations of the North Pole, all hell breaks loose as the future of Christmas turns into a twisted power struggle for the Red Suit. As Nick, the 20th to wear the Suit, struggles with the age-old question of naughty vs. nice, his wife Mrs. Claus, aka Gretchen (Bell), works to keep the political machine that is toy production afloat. It isn’t easy as they juggle the factory elves, including Nick’s head elf Matilda (Byer) and the political activist Helenor (Zamata), as well as parenting two sons – Nick’s mini-me Harry (Cho) and the crown prince, Jack (Simons), who’s not only next in line for the Suit, but also looking to rebrand it. Reporting on all the drama in THE POLE? Cocoa (Jost), host of the North Pole News Network Program, “Morning Cocoa.”
The Pole is set to premiere as part of TZGZ in 2021. What are your thoughts?