UK animated sitcom ‘Happy Families’ coming to Channel 4

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Written by brothers Jack and Harry Williams (Honest, Roman’s Empire), Happy Families is set in “the heart of British suburbia where a family much like any other lives – well sort of”.

The six-part series will be animated by Rough-Draft, the LA-based company behind Futurama, Family Guy and The Simpsons Movie.

Characters include Edgar, who works for his self-obsessed, borderline-evil father-in-law Ken Lavender, Edgar’s houseproud wife Wendy, and their three children, weirdo Dusty, idiot Jason and emo Eve.

Amongst the voice cast are Facejacker‘s Kayvan Novak, Alan Partridge star Simon Greenall, Rosie Cavaliero (Jam And Jerusalem) and Darren Boyd (Whites).

Comedy Commissioning Editor Nerys Evans commented: “The combination of slick American animation with quintessentially British humour gives Happy Families a really distinctive feel. Not only is the dialogue laugh-out-loud funny, it’s packed with fantastic celebrity cameos and satirical swipes at every turn.”

Writers Jack and Harry added: “Channel 4 commissioning an animation on this scale shows just how committed they are to bringing something new to the comedy schedules. We’re delighted to be working with Shane and Nerys on this fun and ambitious project. They’re a rare breed of comedy commissioner – in that they have a sense of humour.”