Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph to Star in ‘Bless the Harts’ New Animated Series

Kristen Wiig to star in Bless the Harts
Kristen Wiig at Relativity Studios ‘Masterminds’ (Photo by Steve Cohn / Invision for Relativity Studios / AP Images)

The Last Man on Earth team of Emmy Award winner Emily Spivey, Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Christopher Miller, and Emmy Award and Golden Globe nominee Phil Lord have set up a new animated series at Fox. Bless the Harts has earned a straight-to-series order from the network and is targeting a 2019-2020 primetime season premiere.

Emily Spivey created the series and executive produces with Miller, Lord, and Seth Cohen.

The 13 episode first season will feature the voices of Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Emmy Award and Screen Actors Guild Award nominee Maya Rudolph (The Good Place, Bridesmaids), Emmy Award nominee Jillian Bell (Saturday Night Live, Eastbound & Down), and Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors, The Oath).

Wiig was also featured on The Last Man on Earth and will not only lend her voice to Bless the Harts but will also serve as an executive producer.

“Emily Spivey has the uncanny ability to observe the simplest qualities of everyday life, framing together bold characters and hilarious stories built around warmth and heart,” stated Michael Thorn, President, Entertainment, Fox Broadcasting Company. “Having grown up in a close-knit southern family, she has a deep well of material that has inspired her to create this show, with a phenomenal cast, headlined by Kristen, Maya, Jillian and Ike. As home to television’s most iconic animated families – the Simpsons, Griffins and Belchers – we’re thrilled to welcome the Harts to FOX.”

The Bless the Harts Plot:

Bless the Harts follows a group of Southerners who are always broke as a joke, and struggling for the American dream of status and wealth. What they don’t realize is that they’re already rich, in friends, family and laughter.”