Late night talk shows have, over the years have been fertile incubation chambers for talented writers, with Louis C.K. standing as the most prominent example, having written for both Conan O’Brien and David Letterman before gaining acclaim for his solo efforts. Other individuals have gone into writing, with the latest example set to have his own show on Comedy Central.
Titled Moonbeam City, the animated series comes from Scott Gairdner, who wrote for Conan O’Brien for a number of years, along with writing for Funny or Die and penning numerous short films. Moonbeam City joins a growing number of animated shows, including FX’s Archer and Netflix’s BoJack Horseman, that try to break past the perceived constraints of the genre. The show features a voice cast that includes Rob Lowe, Will Forte, Kate Mara, and Elizabeth Banks, and is set to make its premiere on September 16th at 10:30 pm ET. Ahead of the premiere, a trailer for the series has been released, and can be seen below.