FX has greenlit what might be one of the weirdest shows to come out in a long time. Happy City will be a half-hour project from the comedy group Extremely Decent, Community, and Rick and Morty creator Harmon and his Starburns Industries.
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The show has been described as Thomas the Tank Engine for adults. Happy City will follow a young taxi named Tyler and his millennial friends, who just happen to be a firetruck and a helicopter, as they navigate life in a big city. There is no word as to what city that will be. The series will be reminiscent of Thomas the Tank Engine, using models with animated faces. The whole idea is that these childlike images will be matched with adult themes like broken relationships, job struggles, and existential crises, according to Deadline.
It feels like the show is going to target people who used to watch the show, and then grew up, so now they have this to turn to.
The comedy group behind the show is Extremely Decent, who are based out of Los Angeles, so that might be where the show is placed. The members of the group, Nick Smith, Jon Eidson, Ian McQuown, Mikey Caro, and Brendan Rice, are known for their sketches and music videos that receive tons of views on YouTube. They are somewhat similar to The Lonely Island. Their first viral video has over 5 million views:
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Happy City is sure to be a hit like Family Guy or the Simpsons, so you'll definitely be watching.