Comedy Central to premiere new animated series “Lightning Wolves,” created by Bobby Moynihan

  • “Lightning Wolves” starring Taran Killam, Ben Schwartz, Cobie Smulders and more will debut with eight weekly episodes across all Comedy Central Animated digital platforms on Friday, April 15th

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New York, NY, April 1, 2022 – Today, Comedy Central announced the premiere date for “Lightning Wolves,” the new 8-episode series that tells the story of a team of half-Wolf, half-humanoid creatures tasked with protecting the Omniverse from the sinister Keeper of Spells, Moom and his EXTREMELY underwhelming group of lackeys. Wolfi-O, Wolfette, Wolfro, Manitoba, Dingo, and White Wolf must come together to form The LIGHTNING WOLVES, all while becoming better Wolf-people through communication, introspection, and of course, slowly spiraling out of control as they realize they are actually just TOYS and nothing really matters.

The series will be launching on Friday, April 15th at 12pm ET across Comedy Central Animated YouTube and Comedy Central Animated Facebook

“Lightning Wolves is an homage to all those cartoons from the 80’s we loved as kids,” says creator and executive producer Bobby Moynihan. “THUNDERCATS, HE-MAN and SHE-RA, G.I. JOE, VOLTRON, SILVERHAWKS – cartoons that were packed full of important life lessons while secretly selling toys to children. But this one has lots of cursing.”

The animated series features voice talent from Eugene Cordero, Donald Faison, Sofia Gonzalez, Taran Killam, Will McLaughlin, Bobby Moynihan, Griffin Newman, Lennon Parham, Nicole Parker, Connor Ratliff, Ben Schwartz, Jimmi Simpson, and Cobie Smulders.

“Lightning Wolves” is directed, written, executive produced and created by Bobby Moynihan. The series is produced by Big Breakfast, with Luke Kelly-Clyne, Kevin Healey and Drew Buckley as executive producers, and Kids at Play, with Jason Berger and Amy Laslett as executive producers. Animation for the series is by LowBrow Studios. Sachi Ezura, Taylor Kowalski, Lisa Kleinman and Steve Elliott are executive producers for MTV Entertainment Group.

About MTV Entertainment:

MTV Entertainment Group is one of the preeminent youth media companies in the world that connects with global audiences through its nine iconic brands – MTV, Comedy Central, VH1, CMT, Pop, Logo, Smithsonian, Paramount Network and TV Land – as well as MTV Entertainment Studios which produces acclaimed series and movies and the award-winning, Oscar nominated MTV Documentary Films.

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