Shadow and Act has confirmed Netflix has ordered the Bad Crimes, an adult animated dark comedy procedural starring Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus.
The duo will star as Kara and Jennie, two FBI agents who travel across the country to solve grisly crimes while juggling their friendship, career ambitions, and as many men as possible. The series is executive produced by King of the Hill duo Mike Judge and Greg Daniels.
Dustin Davis for Bandera Entertainment is also executive producing, as well as Erica Hayes, Byer and Lauren Lapkus.
1. The series is created by Emmy-nominated and WGA Award-winning TV writer Nicole Silverberg.
“Making Bad Crimes with Greg and Mike and Bandera, who are the whole reason I dreamed of one day getting to write TV, has been such a surreal and incredible experience,” she said in a statement received by S&A .”We all feel that working with Netflix – which not only permits, but encourages my grossest, most violent comedy fantasies – is a dream come true. Plus, I am partnering with Erica Hayes and a genius team of writers who are building this show into something unique and special.”
2. The comedy will be 10 episodes.
Mike Moon, Netflix Head of Adult Animation said, “This is a dream project! Greg and Mike are the visionaries behind some of the smartest and funniest comedies of all time, including one of the most-beloved animated shows ever. Combined with the brilliant mind of Nicole Silverberg and the immense voice talents of Nicole Byer and Lauren Lapkus, we know Bad Crimes will be set up for great success.”
“What really drew me to this project in the beginning was the fact that it was female-created and female-led, with a creator who was very passionate about diversity, inclusion, and worker’s rights,” said executive producer Erica Hayes. “These are values that are very in line with my own, so I was thrilled at the prospect of partnering with someone with a similar mindset. Then after reading Nicole’s script, I was so impressed with not only how hilarious it was, but that the female leads were allowed to be morally gray and flawed in ways that we have rarely seen in adult animation. Nicole was really interested in hiring a partner who could help build the visual side of the show from top to bottom, which was incredibly appealing, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Daniels and Judge’s partnership first began on the long-running King of the Hill.