Central Park (TV series)

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Central Park
GenreAnimated musical sitcom
Created by
Voices of
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
Executive producer(s)
  • Loren Bouchard
  • Josh Gad
  • Nora Smith[1]
  • Regina Hicks
  • Sanjay Shah[2]
  • Halstead Sullivan[3]
Producer(s)Kevin Larsen
Production company(s)
Distributor20th Television
Original networkApple TV+

Central Park is an upcoming American animated musical sitcom created by Loren Bouchard for Apple TV+. The series is set to debut in Summer 2020.[4]


Central Park tells the story of "a family of caretakers, who live and work in Central Park, end up saving the park, and basically the world."[5]




Central Park was developed at 20th Century Fox Television and originally eyed for FOX, which had been looking to develop more animated series. After Fox ultimately passed on Central Park, 20th Century Fox Television began shopping the project which sparked a heated bidding war among Apple, Netflix, and Hulu.[5]

On March 12, 2018, it was announced that Apple had given the production a two-season straight-to-series order consisting of twenty-six episodes total. The series was created by Loren Bouchard, who co-wrote it Nora Smith and Josh Gad. Executive producers for the series include Bouchard and Gad with Kevin Larsen serving as producer. Production companies involved with the production include 20th Century Fox Television.[5][6][7][8]

On July 27, 2018, it was announced that Regina Hicks was joining the series as an executive producer and co-showrunner alongside Bouchard and Gad.[9]


Alongside the initial series announcement, it was reported that Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs, and Kathryn Hahn had been cast as series regulars.[5][10][11][12]


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  4. ^ "Bob's Burgers EP's Musical Comedy Central Park Slates Apple TV+ Premiere". TVLine. January 19, 2020. Retrieved January 19, 2020.
  5. ^ a b c d Andreeva, Nellie (March 12, 2018). "Animated Comedy 'Central Park' From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator & Josh Gad Lands 2-Season Pickup By Apple With Star Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  6. ^ Holloway, Daniel (March 12, 2018). "Apple Orders Animated Comedy 'Central Park' From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator". Variety. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  7. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (March 12, 2018). "Apple Lands Star-Studded Animated Musical Comedy From 'Bob's Burgers' Creator With 2-Season Order". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  8. ^ Etherington, Darrell (March 12, 2018). "Apple orders first animated show from 'Bob's Burgers' creator". TechCrunch. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (July 27, 2018). "Regina Hicks Inks Overall Deal With 20th Century Fox TV, Joins 'Central Park' Apple Animated Series As Co-Showrunner". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
  10. ^ LeFebvre, Rob (March 12, 2018). "Apple nabs 'Bob's Burgers' creator for new animated comedy". Engadget. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  11. ^ Cross, Jason (March 12, 2018). "Apple's original TV shows and series: Apple signs two-year deal for animated musical comedy Central Park". Macworld. Retrieved March 12, 2018.
  12. ^ McLean, Tom (March 12, 2018). "Bouchard's 'Central Park' Lands at Apple". Animation World Network. Retrieved March 12, 2018.

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