Adult Swim’s iconic animated comedy “Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law” is set to make a comeback with a new half-hour animated special to be produced and air this Fall, eleven years after the original series wrapped its run in 2007.
The original revolved around the activity of the Sebben & Sebben law firm, which is staffed mainly by superheroes turned lawyers who defended their clients. These were usually characters from Hanna-Barbera cartoons who had gotten into trouble including Scooby Doo getting busted for marijuana possession, Yogi Bear’s offsider Boo Boo being a potential domestic terrorist, and Fred Flintstone up for racketeering charges as the head of an organised crime gang.
Gary Cole and Stephen Colbert are reprising their roles as the titular superhero-turned-lawyer and his megalomaniac billionaire boss Phil Ken Sebben. Other members of the original voice cast are also coming back including John Michael Higgins as Mentok the Mindtaker, Paget Brewster as for Birdgirl, Chris Edgerly as Peter Potamus, Peter MacNicol as X the Eliminator, and Phil LaMarr as Black Vulcan.
The special sees Sebben promoted to U.S. President and he appoints Birdman as the country’s next Attorney General. In his new role, Birdman must find a way to remove the President from office before everyone starts to worry it’s more than the ridiculous plot to an animated show.
“Harvey Birdman” co-creators Erik Richter Michael Ouweleen will serve as executive producers along with Richard Ferguson-Hull and Evan Adler.