Fox’s Tubi Picks Up Cannabis Comedy ‘The Freak Brothers,’ Sets Premiere Date

Fox’s Tubi Picks Up Cannabis Comedy ‘The Freak Brothers,’ Sets Premiere Date
Tubi is lighting up its push into adult animation.

The Fox-owned free, ad-supported streamer has acquired rights to “The Freak Brothers,” a stoner comedy series starring Woody Harrelson, Pete Davidson, John Goodman and Tiffany Haddish. Tubi will premiere the first two episodes on Sunday, Nov. 14.

The Freak Brothers,” Tubi’s first original animated series, joins the streamer’s slate of more than 140 hours of original programming that it plans to roll out in the coming months, spanning genres and subgenres that it has identified as the highest-performing types of content.

The eight-episode animated series is based on Gilbert Shelton’s “The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers” cult-classic underground comics. The show is produced by Wtg Enterprises and distributed by Lionsgate. Starburns Industries (“Rick & Morty”) and Pure Imagination Studios (“The Simpsons: Brick Like Me”) handled the animation.

The Freak Brothers” follows four cannabis-loving characters — Freewheelin’ Franklin Freek (Harrelson), the paranoid Phineas T.
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