“Cirocco is a total original. Brilliant and wildly talented, with an utterly singular voice and boundless imagination,” added Rudolph, Lyonne, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens of Animal Pictures. “She’s also ridiculously funny and finds the most unexpected ways to make you laugh while exploring complex existential questions. It has been a thrill to watch her nurture the seed of an idea and grow it into two seasons so beautifully.”
Max Weinstein is a writer and editor based in Los Angeles. He is the Editor-at-Large of ‘Dread Central’ and former Editorial Director of ‘MovieMaker.’ His work has been featured in ‘Cineaste,’ ‘Fangoria,’ ‘Playboy,’ ‘Vice,’ and ‘The Week.’
The Hospital is centered around extraterrestrial buddies Sleech and Klak — two “intergalactically renowned surgeons [who] tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs. Risking their careers to take on a remarkable case, they put existence itself in jeopardy. Although considering their dismal personal lives, oblivion might be an improvement.”
Keke Palmer (Alice, Hustlers, Nope) will voice Dr. Klak, a “brilliant, multi-eyed surgeon who spends her down time feeding her sentient plants, obsessively reviewing past failures, and watching hit show My Lover, My Clone with her best friend Dr. Sleech.”
The Hospital will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories internationally.
“Working with Animal Pictures, Amazon Studios, and Titmouse to create a show that prominently features unsexy alien sex has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Dunlap following Amazon’s announcement of the series.
Other stars include Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll, DC League of Super-Pets), who voices the playful-yet-nihilistic Nurse Tup; Maya Rudolph (Saturday Night Live, Big Mouth), who voices the 20,000-year-old robot intern Dr. Vlam; Kieran Culkin (Succession), who voices an adult going through puberty, Dr. Plowp; and Sam Smith (singer/songwriter, Spectre, Pitch Perfect 2), who voices the morally ambiguous surgeon Dr. Azel.
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Amazon Studios has ordered two seasons of The Hospital, a new animated sci-fi comedy from creator Cirocco Dunlap, a consulting producer on Birdgirl and Big Mouth and co-producer on Russian Doll.
Greta Lee (Past Lives, The Morning Show) will voice Dr. Sleech, “a reckless, cocky surgeon whose main saving graces are her genius, her well-oiled lizard tail, and her unconditional love for her best friend Dr. Klak.”
Dunlap will serve as showrunner and executive producer of The Hospital. Shauna McGarry (BoJack Horseman, Tuca & Bertie) will also executive produce, alongside Rudolph, Lyonne, and Renfrew Behrens for Animal Pictures. Shannon Prynoski (Fairfax), Chris Prynoski (The Legend of Vox Machina), Antonio Canobbio (Arlo the Alligator Boy), and Ben Kalina (Big Mouth) will executive produce for Titmouse. Artist Robin Eisenberg, who played a key role in developing the show’s visual style, will co-produce and serve as production designer.