Natasha Rothwell has been quite the hysterical scene stealer for quite some time now, especially in her role as Kelli over several seasons of Insecure on HBO. With her position as a writer and producer as well on the series (in addition to having done her own Characters comedy special over at Netflix), Rothwell has definitely been ready for her own show.
Thankfully, she is getting that opportunity over at Comedy Central with an animated comedy pilot called Malltown. Rothwell is even getting Broad City creators and stars Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson attached to executive produce. The show will follow Libby, voiced by Rothwell, and her experience in a mall that’s on it’s way down, effecting an allegory for America.
Of the sort of shows that can even go into production right now while the overwhelming majority of the continent is in lockdown, animated series are amongst the most feasible without having to get clever or relying on capturing Zoom meeting footage or something that’s self-shot. We won’t be surprised if a bunch of animated series get green lit in the coming months, but we’re glad to hear that a Natasha Rothwell vehicle might be one of the first ones to get a series order.