Netflix Announces “My Dad the Bounty Hunter” – An Intergalactic Space Epic for the Whole Family

My Dad the Bounty Hunter
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Earlier today, Netflix announced a new animated action-comedy series from Oscar winner Everett Downing (Hair Love, Maya and the Three) and Patrick Harpin (Hotel Transylvania franchise). My Dad the Bounty Hunter is described as an “intergalactic space epic for the entire family”.

My Dad the Bounty Hunter is a brand new CGI-animated series from Dwarf Animation Studio that will star Russell Hornsby (The Hate U Give), Yvonne Orji (Insecure), Priah Ferguson (Stranger Things), Yvette Nicole Brown (Community), JeCobi Swain (Troop Zero), Leslie Uggams (Deadpool), Rob Riggle (The Hangover) and Jim Rash (Community).

The action-comedy series follows the toughest bounty hunter in all the galaxy, a man with razor sharp skills but also a secret – his family on Earth has no idea what he does for a living. So when his two kids accidentally hitch a ride into outer space and crash his latest mission, they discover that their average Dad’s job is anything but boring. Dodging dangerous aliens and laser fights galore, this family bonding time goes to the extreme. Wait until mom finds out…

In a joint statement about the project, Downing and Harpin said, “We can’t wait to share our brain child with the world. My Dad the Bounty Hunter is a love letter to animation, science fiction, and Black families rolled into a crazy action-comedy. We threw everything we love about sci-fi into this show, but it’s the family at the center of the story that we’re most excited about.”

Netflix has been upping its game over the past several years, putting out some truly stellar animated shows that are enjoyable for both kids and adults. These cartoons often feature a diverse cast of characters, a good script, and gorgeous animation. We at The Geekiary have been fans of quite a few of them, like The Dragon Prince, and even though we may or may not have been disappointed how some of them ended (*cough*Voltron*cough*), I’m very excited to check this series out.

Source: press release

Author: Jamie Sugah

Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.

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