The legendry Heavy Metal rocker Ozzy Osbourne and his family (Sharon, Jack, and Kelly) will be lending their voices to stop-motion animated versions of themselves in a new Cuppa Coffee Studios-developed comedy, creatively dubbed The F’n Osbournes. Although, according to the Canadian animation house, the “F” stands for “family.”
Cuppa Coffee Studios’ president and show creator Adam Shaheen says the new primetime series “combines absurd animated sitcom premises that only the Osbournes can pull off!” Shaheen, goes on to add “Although it is a cartoon, [The F’n Osbournes] is certainly not one for little kids, bearing in mind the family that are at the root of it.”
Shaheen, whose Toronto-based company also developed Comedy Central’s Ugly Americans will co-executive produce the series, along with both Sharon and Jack Osbourne. In a statement, Sharon Osbourne said, “Teaming up with Cuppa Coffee has spawned a great opportunity to produce a unique animated prime-time show, I’ve been excited about animating our often crazy lives for a while now.”
Cuppa Coffee looks to finalize sales of the series to a television network this April at the MIPTV gathering in Cannes. Twenty episodes of The F’n Osbournes have been planned – and, if all goes as designed, production will begin this summer.
Since the Osbournes’ self-titled MTV reality show saw its final episode in March 2005, the family’s matriarch has been keeping busy with her on and off screen projects. Sharon can be seen co-hosting CBS’ daytime talk show The Talk, as well as appearing as the “nice” judge on America’s Got Talent.
The F’n Osbournes also marks another collaboration of Osbourne and her son Jack, as the two co-produced a few documentaries based on their family, the most resent being the upcoming, Wreckage of My Past: The Story of Ozzy Osbourne.
Expect to hear more updates on The F’n Osbournes as the story develops.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter