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Who’s Hungry? Prime Video Orders “Sausage Party: Foodtopia” to Series
The animated series, from Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, and Point Grey Pictures, will feature members from original film cast
CULVER CITY, California – October 26, 2022 – Prime Video today announced it has ordered the animated series Sausage Party: Foodtopia, based on the 2016 animated feature film, from Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, Amazon Studios, and Point Grey Pictures. Sausage Party: Foodtopia will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide in 2024.
Original feature film cast members Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Michael Cera, David Krumholtz, and Edward Norton will return. Will Forte, Sam Richardson, Natasha Rothwell, and Yassir Lester are also set to lend their voices to the animated series, which is currently in production.
“Film used to be the superior art form to television, and we humbly reached the pinnacle of what can be achieved with film in our remarkable opus, Sausage Party. But now that film is completely dead and TV is the forever-king of entertainment, we’ve decided to continue the epic adventures of our culinary crew in the soon-to-be-legendary televised masterpiece Sausage Party: Foodtopia. It’s got all the heart, double the puns, and triple the food-on-food sex. In other words, it’s exactly what the world needs right now,” said Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.
“The original Sausage Party was an incredibly hilarious, outrageous, one-of-a-kind entry into the world of animation,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television, Amazon Studios. “We are thrilled to collaborate again with Seth, Evan and their team at Point Grey, as well as our partners at Annapurna Television and Sony Pictures Television, to offer a new look into this world that will be brought to life so vividly for our global Prime Video customers.”
“The original film was another irreverent comedy from the brilliant comedic minds of Seth and Evan. When Annapurna, Seth and Evan approached us to wholly reboot the project as a TV series we were thrilled to be a part of the collaboration and equally excited to have Prime Video as our partner,” said Sony Co-President Jason Clodfelter. “We look forward to the fanfare around Sausage Party: Foodtopia which promises to be a hit.”
Plot details are being kept firmly under wrappers.
Sausage Party: Foodtopia is executive produced by Ariel Shaffir and Kyle Hunter, who also serve as showrunners. Shaffir and Hunter co-wrote the 2016 animated feature film with Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Rogen, Goldberg, James Weaver, and Alex McAtee will executive produce via Point Grey Pictures. Conrad Vernon, who co-directed the feature film, returns as supervising director for the series and will also executive produce alongside Annapurna Television’s Megan Ellison and Patrick Chu, and Andrew Millstein. Sausage Party: Foodtopia is a co-production of Annapurna Television, Sony Pictures Television, and Amazon Studios. The original film was a co-production between Columbia Pictures and Great Beyond.
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About Sony Pictures Television
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About Point Grey Pictures
Launched in 2011 by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg, Point Grey Pictures (PGP) is a production company dedicated to creating multi-genre film and television content anchored in dynamic, authentic and passionate storytelling. Known for box-office hits like Neighbors and This Is The End, to the first R-rated CGI film Sausage Party, to the Academy Award-nominated The Disaster Artist and unconventional series like The Boys franchise, Preacher, Future Man and Black Monday, Point Grey continues to bring a range of smart, irreverent narratives to audiences. Garnering over one billion dollars in global box office results, Point Grey has created a variety of successful films from indie to blockbuster.
The Point Grey team is currently in production on Gen V, a spin-off in The Boys universe set at America’s only college for young superheroes, with Amazon. They will also be producing an untitled series, directed by Jason Woliner, for Peacock as part of their overall deal with Lionsgate. Recently they released the third season of the critically acclaimed series The Boys, an animated spin-off called The Boys Presents: Diabolical, as well as the Hulu series Pam & Tommy, starring Lily James, Sebastian Stan and Rogen. Pam & Tommy garnered 10 Emmy nominations including Best Limited or Anthology Series as well as nominations for Sebastian, Lily and Seth, winning for Outstanding Period and/or Character Makeup (Non-Prosthetic), and Diabolical received an Outstanding Short Form Animated Program nomination. Their hit Showtime series Black Monday wrapped its third and final season last year.
On the film side, Point Grey is in production on the CG remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Paramount and Nickelodeon. They are in post-production on two films for Lionsgate: the horror thriller Cobweb and Adele Lim’s (Crazy Rich Asians) directorial debut starring Ashley Park, Sherry Cola and Stephanie Hsu. Point Grey recently announced their co-production of comedian Kurt Braunohler’s comedy special Perfectly Stupid, releasing October 27th on Moment. The company is also behind Gene Stupnitsky’s box office hit Good Boys as well as Jonathan Levine’s Lionsgate film Long Shot, starring Rogen and Charlize Theron.
About Annapurna Pictures
Annapurna is an independent multi-platform media company and content studio founded by Megan Ellison over a decade ago. Working with artists across film, television, games, and theatre, Annapurna creates, produces, and acquires high-quality original stories, helping creators reach audiences globally across mediums. Recent and upcoming Annapurna film releases include Jerrod Carmichael’s acclaimed directorial debut On the Count of Three (UAR), She Said (Universal) with Nightbitch (Searchlight), Landscape with Invisible Hand (MGM and Plan B) and animated feature Nimona (Netflix) in varying stages of production. Annapurna’s recent and upcoming television projects include hit series like Emmy-nominated Pam and Tommy (now streaming on Hulu), I Love That for You (now streaming on Showtime), The Staircase (now streaming on HBO Max), Dead Ringers (Amazon) and The Changeling (Apple TV+). Recent and forthcoming video game releases include Neon White (Angel Matrix and Ben Esposito), Stray (BlueTwelve Studio), Hindsight (Team Hindsight), and most recently A Memoir Blue (Cloisters Interactive). Tony and Olivier Award-winning Annapurna’s recent stage projects include Fleabag (New York, West End, Live Broadcast), The West End productions of The Ocean at the End of the Lane and The 47th, and the Tony Award-winning Broadway productions of American Utopia, Company, The Lehman Trilogy and the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Strange Loop.