Aubrey Plaza & Joe Wengert Animated Series ‘Kevin’ Ordered By Prime Video

Prime Video has handed a series order to Kevin, an animated comedy written and executive produced by Aubrey Plaza and Joe Wengert.

Kevin is about a life-long housecat who decides that he doesn’t want to live with people anymore. Loosely inspired by a real break-up and the cat caught in the middle, Kevin dares to ask himself, “Is there a world where I don’t do the owner thing and am just… single for the rest of my life?”

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Wengert, who serves as showrunner, and Plaza executive produce with Dan Murphy.

“Uniquely told through the lens of a housecat, this hilarious series hits on the extremely relatable theme of self-discovery and living your desired life,” said Melissa Wolfe, head of animation, Amazon MGM Studios. “Aubrey, Joe, and Dan are telling a fantastic story and this is a great addition to our growing animated slate for our global Prime Video customers.”

Parks & Recreation and The While Lotus alumna Plaza and Wengert, who served as a voice actor and executive producer on Big Mouth, are both Upright Citizen Brigade alumni. Plaza and creative partner Murphy co-wrote together the Christmas Witch book series.

“I am extremely excited to be working with Amazon and my old friends Aubrey and Dan on this show,” Wengert said. “The real Kevin was with me during some of my lowest moments. This show is my chance to thank him– by creating a world where he can find less of a total bummer situation for himself.”

Kevin is produced by Titmouse, Evil Hag Productions, and Amazon MGM Studios.

Networks and streamers have been ramping up their animation content pickups ahead of the Annecy International Animation Film Festival and Market, which kicks off next week.

Plaza is repped by CAA, MGMT Entertainment, and Schreck, Rose, Dapello. Murphy is repped by CAA and MGMT Entertainment. Wengert is repped by CAA, Mosaic, and Yorn, Levine, Barnes.

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