After being in development at Sony Pictures, HBO Max has ordered an adult animated Christmas limited series titled Santa Inc., starring Seth Rogen.
Rogen and Sarah Silverman will headline the show as Santa Claus and Candy Smalls, respectively. The eight-episode series is part of an overall deal between Lionsgate and Rogen’s Point Grey Pictures. The series will be written by Shrill‘s Alexandra Rushfield, who will serve as an executive producer on the HBO Max series.
Lionsgate’s Scripted Development head Scott Herbst spoke on working with Rogen and Silverman. “Sarah and Seth are the perfect comedy duo for this empowering and very funny animated series shepherded by the hysterical Alexandra Rushfield,” Herbst stated. “We look forward to diving into the world of animation with our Point Grey partners, and to bring the holidays to HBO Max in a totally unexpected and fresh way.”
The synopsis for the series reads, “Santa Inc. is the story of Candy Smalls, the highest-ranking female elf in the North Pole. When the successor to Santa Claus is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, Candy goes for her ultimate dream — to become the first female Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.”
Along with Rogen and Rushfield, Silverman, Amy Zvi and Rosa Tran will serve as executive producers, with Point Grey’s Josh Fagen and Loreli Alanis set to oversee the project.
The WarnerMedia streamer expressed its excitement for working with those involved in the series. HBO Max Vice President Suzanna Makkos stated, “I have long dreamed of a taking a beloved holiday tradition and adding a feminist agenda and some R-rated comedy and when I read this script from Ali, with Seth and Sarah attached to voice, I knew that it was a perfect fit for us at Max.”
Written by Alexandra Rushfield, Santa Inc. features the voices of Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman. The series will be streaming on HBO Max, but no release date has been announced.
After being developed at Sony, adult animated Christmas series Santa Inc. will be heading to HBO Max with Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman set to star.