Everybody Hates Chris comes back - as an animation | Chris Rock will narrate again © Netflix

Everybody Hates Chris comes back - as an animation

Chris Rock will narrate again

Everybody Hates Chris is getting an animated revival.

Chris Rock will again narrate the 1980s-set show, based on his own life, when it comes back in cartoon form on Comedy Central in the States this autumn. 

He said of the show – entitled Everybody Still Hates Chris : ‘I’m very excited to introduce the world to another funny side of my childhood,’

Terry Crews and Tichina Arnol are also reprising their roles as the comic’s parents  Julius and Rochelle – as they announced on Instagram.

Showrunner & executive producer Sanjay Shah said: ‘I wanted this job to get free tickets to a Chris Rock stand up show, but we ended up making something we’re proud of that is true to the original series we all loved.’

Tim Johnson Jr. will play young Chris, with Ozioma Akagha as his sister Tonya, Terrence Little Gardenhigh as brother Drew)and Gunnar Sizemore as Chris' friend Greg.

Titmouse, the production house behind Netflix hit Big Mouth, will be creating the animation.

The original live action comedy series that aired on the CW from 2005 to 2009 and aired on Channel 5 – Comedy Central’s sister channel – in the UK.

There is no news yet on any British broadcaster acquiring the animated series.

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Published: 19 Jun 2024

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