Ellen will be among the many talents to make guest voice appearances during the first season of IFC’s
new animated comedy »Out There«
, which premieres on Friday, February 22 at 10:30pm ET/PT with two back-to-back half hour episodes. The list of popular guest stars, comprising Nick Offerman, Sarah Silverman, Jason Schwartzman, Jemaine Clement, Selma Blair, Stephen Root and Christian Slater, comes on top of the show's already-impressive regular cast that includes Fred Armisen, Pamela Adlon, Linda Cardellini, John DiMaggio, Megan Mullally and others. Created by »South Park«
animator Ryan Quincy, »Out There«
follows the coming-of-age misadventures of Chad Stevens and his best friend Chris Novak. Living in the small town of Holford in the middle of nowhere, the boys wander the surreal, bleak landscape waiting out their last few years of high school and discovering that growing up is weird to do. Puberty, first loves, social ostracism, conservative parents, single moms with their disastrous boyfriend choices -- »Out There«
confronts these perils of youth and explores that terrifying limbo between childhood and adulthood when fragile young personalities form and deform. Relive the agony and ecstasy of those special times as Chad and Chris try to navigate life ... out there.
Read below the complete press release and the official episode descriptions:
Ellen Page, Jason Schwartzman, Sarah Silverman & More Guest Star in IFC's New Animated Series "Out There" - Premieres February 22
Other guest stars include Selma Blair, Jemaine Clement, Nick Offerman, Stephen Root and Christian Slater.
Created By Ryan Quincy, two-time Emmy(R)-winning animation director and producer of South Park
Premieres Friday, February 22 at 10:30pm ET/PT on IFC
First Look Clip of Jason Schwartzman Guesting on Out There: www.ifc.com/out-there/videos/out-there-benjamin
New York, NY- Tuesday, February 5, 2013 - IFC announced today a roster of notable voices guesting on the network's upcoming original animated series, Out There. Selma Blair (Anger Management, Hellboy), Jemaine Clement (Flight of the Conchords), Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Ellen Page (Juno, Inception), Stephen Root (King of the Hill, Office Space), Jason Schwartzman (Moonrise Kingdom, The Darjeeling Express), Sarah Silverman (Wreck It Ralph, The Sarah Silverman Program) and Christian Slater (Breaking In, Robot Chicken) will voice a variety of characters in the coming-of-age comedy. Created by Ryan Quincy, two-time Emmy(R)-winning animation director and producer of South Park, Out There premieres Friday, February 22 at 10:30pm ET/PT with two back-to-back episodes.
"I'm beyond amazed at the guest stars we were able to cast," said Ryan Quincy. "All of them I've long admired and I think they all share an outsider quality that is a perfect fit for the Out There universe."
Pamela Adlon (Louie, King of the Hill), Fred Armisen (Portlandia, SNL), Linda Cardellini (ER, Freaks and Geeks), John DiMaggio (Futurama, Adventure Time), Kate Micucci (Raising Hope, Bored to Death), Megan Mullally (Children's Hospital, Party Down) and Justin Roiland (Fish Hooks, Adventure Time) will voice the series' principal cast of characters, along with Ryan Quincy, who will be the voice of the main character, Chad Stevens.
Out There chronicles the misadventures of socially awkward Chad, his little brother Jay (Kate Micucci) and his best friend, Chris (Justin Roiland). Living in the small town of Holford, the boys wander its surreal, bleak landscape waiting out their last few years of high school and discovering that growing up is weird to do. Puberty, first loves, social ostracism, conservative parents, single moms and their disastrous boyfriend choices, Out There confronts these perils of youth and explores that terrifying limbo between childhood and adulthood when fragile young personalities form and re-form. Relive the agony and ecstasy of those special times as Chad and Chris try to navigate life... out there.
Out There is created, written by and executive produced by Quincy. Tony Gama-Lobo (King of the Hill) and Rebecca May (King of the Hill) are executive producers. Out There is produced for IFC by 20th Century Fox Television.
IFC creates and champions authentic, original comedies that are "Always On. Slightly Off," which air alongside an extraordinary collection of films and comedic cult TV shows. IFC.com features exclusive video, web series, podcasts, blogs and additional content that engages fans with IFC originals. The network's On Demand offering, IFC Free, gives viewers the opportunity to watch select content from IFC whenever they want. Established in 1994, IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc. and is available in nearly 70 million homes on every major cable, satellite and TelCo provider.
Episode 1 – "The Great Escape"
Premieres Friday, February 22 at 10:30pm ET/PT.
Meet Chad Stevens -- a 15-year-old boy existing in the small town of Holford. He’s a loner, a soloist -- until he meets fellow outcast Chris. Chris hates Holford and is planning his escape, and enlists kindred spirit Chad to help.
Episode 2 – "Quest for Fantasy"
Premieres Friday, February 22 at 11:00pm ET/PT.
When Chad faints in class after seeing a diagram of the female reproductive system, Chris makes it his mission to get Chad more comfortable with the female form. The boys hear a rumor about an adult photo shoot outside of town and embark on a quest to find it.
Episode 3 – "A Chris By Any Other Name"
Premieres Friday, March 1 at 10:30pm ET/PT.
When Chris gets knocked down the bleachers during an assembly by one of the school bullies, he cries out in pain for his mom, earning him the humiliating nickname "Mommy." Chad helps Chris plot to get a better nickname, until one of Chris‘ ideas threatens Chad’s relationship with his school crush, Sharla.
Episode 4 – "Springoween"
Premieres Friday, March 8 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Because the previous Halloween was canceled due to extreme weather, Holford rescheduled the holiday for spring instead. Chad still wants to trick--‐or--‐treat, but Chris convinces him to go to a boy--‐girl party that goes horribly wrong. Meanwhile, Jay is on the run from Holford’s legendary maniacal bad boy, Johnny Slade.
Episode 5 – "Frosty King"
Premieres Friday, March 15 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Chad wrecks the family car and gets a job at Frosty King to pay for the damage. Chad immediately clashes with manager Benjamin Brent, the only other male employee. Chad must endure Benjamin’s torture while Chris tries to raise enough money to set Chad free from the shackles of the corporate world.
Episode 6 – "Enter Destiny" **
Premieres Friday, March 22 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Chad is smitten with new girl Destiny, but he blows his chance after saving Jay from a bully who turns out to be her brother. Chad enlists Chris’s help to win her back with an elaborate plan involving walkie talkies and a mysterious aphrodisiac.
Episode 7 – "Joanie Loves Terry"
Premieres Friday, March 29 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Chris is upset by how close his mom and her boyfriend Terry have become. When he sees Terry buying a ring at the flea market, Chris is terrified he’s going to propose. Chris and Chad concoct a plan to get Terry out of Chris’ life for good.
Episode 8 – "Viking Days"
Premieres Friday, April 5 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
When Wayne declines Chad’s request to compete in Holford’s annual father-and-son Hexathalon, Chad asks Sharla’s dad to compete with him instead. Meanwhile, Joanie asks Chris and Terry to do the race together to strengthen their bond, and the contest brings out everyone’s true colors.
Episode 9 – "Salem, My Salem"
Premieres Friday, April 12 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
After botching his oral presentation for history class, Chad decides to make a movie instead. With Chris’ input, the project becomes increasingly off--‐topic and out of control, leading to a disaster of near--‐biblical proportions.
Episode 10 – "Aces Wild"
Premieres Friday, April 19 at 10:00pm ET/PT.
Chad’s classroom doodles draw the attention of the "cool kid" yearbook staff, who invite him to join their inner circle. Chad and Chris enjoy their popular status until Chad discovers their new friends have ulterior motives.
( ** My guess is that Ellen will lend her voice to Destiny in the sixth episode )