Adult animation has grown quite a bit in popularity over the years with franchises like Rick and Morty, Big Mouth, Hoops, and many more. Now, it seems that Amazon Studios is planning to add another to the mix, as they have ordered not one but two full-season orders of The Hospital. The animated sci-fi series is from Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne’s Animal Pictures with both having starring roles in the production. Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios Head of Global Television, has the following to say on the project:
The Hospital is the perfect example of the fresh and unique programming we get so excited to deliver to our global Prime Video customers. Cirocco’s humor and clever characters will entertain in any galaxy. We are thrilled to have this special project join our growing adult animated slate.Vernon Sanders
The series has attached Cirocco Dunlap, Kieran Culkin, Keke Palmer, Greta Lee, and songwriter Sam Smith. There have been hints that we’ll also have more additional voice cast members joining the project, but aren’t yet announced. Amazon Studios will produce the series which has already been in development since 2020.
Dunlap will write the series that follows alien surgeons Sleech (Lee) and Klak (Palmer) that tackle the most dangerous cases. So, they aren’t safe from time loops, out-of-this-world STIs, and parasites that feed off of anxiety. Yet, they risk their entire career based on one case that may put their lives on the line. As with any adult comedy, their personal lives are just as much a mess as you might expect.
The rest of the cast consists of Lyonne voicing Nurse Tup, Rudolph is a robot intern known as Vlam, Culkin will be a surgeon known as Dr. Plowp and Smith will voice Dr. Azel. Cirocco Dunlap is also serving as showrunner and executive producer on the series. It looks like Amazon fully believes in the project that it was already ordered for two seasons, but there’s a chance they might’ve just split the initial episode order into two parts. Still, with a cast like that, you can’t go wrong.