Adult Swim is taking a new approach to how it greenlights new series – at least that seems to be the case for four of its new pilots. Starting this week, the network has made the pilot episodes of animated projects Hot Streets, Bad Guys, and Apollo Gauntlet available online as well as Rob Corddry’s live-action The Hindenburg Explodes! pilot, and they’re asking viewers to give feedback using five reaction buttons: “Laugh,” “Boo,” “Costanza,” “Tomatoes,” and “Kill This.” Here’s a rundown of all four pilots:
Hot Streets – FBI Agent Mark Branski and his partner David French investigate supernatural phenomena, secretly aided by his niece and her cowardly dog, Chubbie Webbers. There will be alien invasions, government conspiracies, monster infestations, and more. This quarter-hour animated pilot is created by Brian Wysol, with Seth Green, Matt Senreich, John Harvatine IV, and Eric Towner (Robot Chicken), Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty) and Wysol serving as executive producers. Produced by Stoopid Buddy Stoodios. Bad Guys – Taste. Design. Marketing. Looking fresh to death. These are things that are lost on modern-day terrorists, but one man is going to change the game forever. Bad Guys is a quarter-hour animated series about a bombastic, megalomaniac terrorist and his upstart terrorist organization; and their quest for global domination. World Governments and Fashionistas your days are numbered. Created by Paul Scheer (Fresh Off the Boat, The League) and Nick Giovannetti, produced by Bento Box. Apollo Gauntlet – Trapped in another world, a cop from Earth can finally fight crime the way he wants after acquiring talking magical gauntlets. Based in the Rug Burn webseries, it’s an animated quarter-hour pilot created by Myles Langlois and produced by Six Point Harness. The Hindenburg Explodes! – The quarter-hour live-action pilot is created by Rob Corddry (Childrens Hospital, Ballers), Josh Perilo (Wedlock) and Jonathan Stern (Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp). On May 6, 1937, the infamous Hindenburg zeppelin made its final voyage from Nazi Germany to New Jersey, where it exploded over a landing field. The Hindenburg Explodes! follows that flight and its unusual crew and passengers. The pilot is executive produced by Corddry, Stern and Becca Kinskey (Adult Swim Late Night Infomercials) and produced by Abominable Pictures.
Check out all four pilots here.