Adult Swim

Max seeks comedy & “cool shit” in adult animation as ‘Velma’ renewed

Warner Bros. Discovery is looking for comedy and “just some really cool shit” when it comes to adult animation for its Max streaming platform. Speaking at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival, Suzanna Makkos, EVP of original comedy and adult animation, for Max and Adult Swim, laid out the “simple values” that Max is looking for in […]

Adult Swim’s Jason DeMarco appointed to lead Warner Bros. anime push

Warner Bros. has handed Adult Swim exec Jason DeMarco an expanded role as SVP of anime and action series/longform for Warner Bros. Animation and Cartoon Network Studios. He will continue with his current responsibilities as SVP, head of anime and action series for adult animation division Adult Swim, reporting to both Sam Register, president of […]

WarnerMedia combines HBO Max & Adult Swim development teams

WarnerMedia is merging the development teams for its streamer HBO Max and US cable network Adult Swim into one division. The combined unit will be led by Suzanna Makkos, who had led comedy and animation for the streamer. She now takes the role of EVP of original comedy & animation for HBO Max and Adult […]

‘Shenmue’ series in works at Crunchyroll & Adult Swim

WarnerMedia-owned animé streamer Crunchyroll and US cable network Adult Swim are teaming up for a 13-episode original animé series based on the Sega video game franchise Shenmue. The series is being directed by Chikara Sakurai (Magimoji Rurumo) and produced by Telecom Animation Film, with production management by Sola Entertainment. Shenmue creator and game designer Yu […]

Cartoon Network, Adult Swim chief Christina Miller latest to exit WarnerMedia

WarnerMedia exec Christina Miller, who oversees Cartoon Network, Adult Swim, Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Boomerang, is to leave the company after 15 years. Miller is to depart at the end of the year, with her exit the latest in a flurry of senior management departures since AT&T took over Time Warner. She had headed […]

C4 sets up for Rick and Morty premiere, teams up with Adult Swim

Adult Swim’s hit toon Rick and Morty is set to make an exclusive UK premiere on commercial broadcaster Channel 4 (C4), as part of a wider partnership which will include a new programming block on E4 and an Adult Swim branded channel on C4’s VOD platform All 4. The toon’s fourth season will make its UK […]

Top US cable entertainment channel rankings unveiled

USA Network, home of The Sinner and Banijay’s forthcoming Temptation Island reboot, was the most watched ad-supported cable entertainment channel Stateside in 2018. The network marks its 13th year at the top of Nielsen’s annual rankings for cable entertainment channels in non-news and non-sports categories. It garnered an average of 1.48m across total viewers and […]

Turner’s Adult Swim acquires game developer Big Pixel

Turner-owned Adult Swim has acquired UK-based game developer Big Pixel Studios. This deal is part of the network’s increased investment in gaming and overall commitment to creating more multi-platform content with Adult Swim’s popular IP. Along with other mobile titles for the network, Big Pixel developed the highly successful game Pocket Mortys, based on characters from Adult Swim’s […]

Hulu inks first-look deal with ex-Viceland, Adult Swim exec

Hulu is signing a first-look animation deal with former Viceland and Adult Swim head of development Nick Weidenfeld. Weidenfeld will develop and executive produce animated projects for Hulu, which is looking to further its impact in the adult animation space. The pair have a non-exclusive deal. The exec most recently worked as Viceland’s president of […]

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