central park trailer

There’s nothing better than a big, splashy old-fashioned musical that turns the streets of New York City into a candy-colored stage. And an animated musical comedy series from Bob’s Burgers creator Loren Bouchard set in Central Park? Even better.

Apple TV+ has released the trailer for Central Park, a musical comedy series that follows a family of park caretakers who must protect Central Park from a greedy land developer. And they do it all in song. Watch the Central Park trailer below.

Central Park Trailer

Apple TV+ is pulling out all the stops for Central Park, its first animated series — and one of the few animated musical shows out there. Co-crated by Bouchard alongside Josh Gad and Bob’s Burger collaborator Nora Smith, Central Park tells the story of how a family of caretakers who live and work in Central Park “end up saving the park and the world.”

The series features a voice cast that includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom Jr., Tituss Burgess, Kristen Bell, Stanley Tucci, Daveed Diggs and Kathryn Hahn. It’s a star-studded cast of talented vocalists (Bell and Gad starred in FrozenHamilton stars Odom, Jr., and Diggs reunite), which makes this rare animated musical series even more exciting. I can’t think of any animated series with a musical premise, apart from Disney family shows, so Central Park sounds like a refreshing spin on the medium. Hilariously — an in the tradition of Bob’s Burgers, where many female characters were voiced by men — Diggs is voicing the housemaid of Tucci’s greedy millionaire heiress. So be prepared for that cranky old white lady to spit some bars.

Apple TV+ has already made a two-season, 26-episode order for Central Park, which is produced by 20th Century Fox TV. New installments of the 10-episode first season will launch weekly after the first three episodes debut in March.

Here is the synopsis for Central Park:

Central Park is an animated musical comedy from Emmy® Award-winner Loren Bouchard (Bob’s Burgers) that follows the exploits of a family living in the world’s most famous park. The series voice cast includes Josh Gad, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Tituss Burgess, Daveed Diggs, and Stanley Tucci.

Central Park launches May 29, 2020 with three episodes.

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