Vernon Chatman, the mind behind Wonder Showzen and partially behind The Heart, She Holler is joining in the wave of anthology series with a dark comedic bent.
Vernon’s sensibilities and humor are already a little on the twisted side (in a good way) and doing a stop motion animation show will probably allow to get a little more dark and twisted with this new show The Shivering Truth (just ordered to series today at Adult Swim).
With a title like that, you can only imagine that it’ll probably have the feel of some of Casper Kelly’s work at Adult Swim. We wouldn’t be surprised at all if Kelly has a hand in it somehow.
Given Chatman’s resume of South Park, Louie, Wonder Showzen, and The Heart She Holler, and an eclectic mix of many facets of comedy, one has to wonder if this project is the culmination of all of Chatman’s previous work.
What we imagine, at this stage, is a stop motion animation, probably like Anomalisa, take on Edgar Allen Poe with the darkly comic twist of Damian Szifron’s Wild Tales.
If anything like that comes out of the pilot process into being a show on Adult Swim, we’re on board.