‘Animals’ Earns a Season 3 Order from HBO

Animals Season 2
A scene from ‘Animals’ season 2 (Photo Credit: HBO)

HBO’s officially confirmed Animals. will return for a third season. The network announced the renewal on May 19, 2017 just prior to the second season finale. The animated adult comedy was created by Phil Matarese and Mike Luciano who also serve as executive producers, directors, writers, and lend their voices to the critically acclaimed series. Mark Duplass and Jay Duplass also executive produce, with James Fino, Joe Russo II, and Kenny Micka producing. Dan Harmon’s Starburns Industries created the Animals. animation.

Among the actors who’ve guest starred on the first two seasons are Jessica Chastain, Danny McBride, Demetri Martin, Nick Kroll, Chelsea Peretti, Tom Lennon, Jason Mantzoukas, Mitch Hurwitz, Jonah Hill, Emilia Clarke, Jason Alexander, Ice-T, Michael Rapaport, Harmony Korine, Katie Aselton, Lauren Lapkus, Ben Schwartz, and Adam Pally.

Gil Ozeri, Mary Holland, Erin Whitehead, Jon Lovitz, Ty Segall, Tim Heidecker, Jon Daly, Andy Dick, RuPaul Charles, John Early, Dan Harmon, Dino Stamatopoulos, Josh Fadem, Judy Greer, Michael Pitt, Vincent Pastore, Fred Armisen, Jim Rash, Tony Hale, Rachael Ray, Whoopi Goldberg, Big Boi, Killer Mike, Usher, Kesha, Neil Casey, Kim Gordon, Kurt Vile, Steve Zissis, Matt Walsh, Rob Corddry, Ike Barinholtz, Scott Aukerman, Molly Shannon, Adam Scott, Aziz Ansari, Ellie Kemper, Kumail Nanjiani, Marc Maron, Pete Holmes, Horatio Sanz, Cobie Smulders, Wanda Sykes, Shawn Wayans, Marlon Wayans, John Witherspoon, Melanie Lynskey and Thomas Middleditch have also voiced characters on the popular series.

The Plot: ANIMALS. focuses on the downtrodden creatures native to Earth’s least-habitable environment: New York City. Whether it’s lovelorn rats, gender-questioning pigeons or aging bedbugs in the midst of a midlife crisis, the awkward small talk, moral ambiguity and existential woes of non-human urbanites prove startlingly similar to our own.