Fox casts Joel McHale to lead the new comedy ‘Animal Control.’ McHale will play a “cynical and curmudgeonly” ex-police officer named Frank. He got fired trying to expose corruption.
Peacock officially announced the long-awaited ‘Community’ movie Last month. Now, McHale is announced in a Fox single-camera comedy that marks his return to broadcast sitcoms.
Currently, McHale has a recurring role on the hit FX and Hulu show ‘The Bear.’ Also, he plays the DC superhero Starman in the series ‘Stargirl.’
Animal Control has been created by writers Bob Fisher, Rob Greenberg, and Dan Sterling. They will also serve as executive producers on the series alongside Tad Quill and McHale.
Michael Thorn commented about McHale starring in the series:
“Dan, Rob, Tad, and Bob had envisioned Joel as the lead of ‘Animal Control’ from the very moment we began development, and we are all ecstatic to have him on board. Joel’s acerbic wit and ability to bring a comedic lens to everything he’s involved with make him the perfect person to bring Frank to life.”Michael Thorn, president of entertainment for Fox Entertainment.
Read the description of McHale’s role below.
“An opinionated, eccentric Animal Control officer who may not have gone to college but is still the most well-read person in the room. A former cop, Frank tried to expose corruption in his department, but his efforts got him fired, which may explain why he’s so cynical and curmudgeonly. He has an almost superhuman ability to understand animals. Humans…not so much.”Full character description for McHale’s role.
The rest of the cast or possible premiere has yet to be announced. Stay tuned here for any future updates.