Hoops has been canceled after one season. The animated series premiered in August, and based on reports, Netflix wasn’t confident enough in the viewership stats to give Hoops another shot. The series follows “a hot-headed, foul-mouthed high school basketball coach (Jake Johnson) who thinks turning around his god awful team will take him to the ‘big leagues’ and turn his miserable life around.”
Posted on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Netflix has found success with adult animated fare like Big Mouth and BoJack Horseman, and their latest effort is Hoops, created by comedian Ben Hoffman. The series follows Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as the perpetually angry, vulgar, and pathetic Ben Hopkins, the coach of the Lenwood High School basketball team. Ben dreams of turning his life around, eventually coaching the Chicago Bulls and having an infinity pool. Instead, his life is a series of increasingly irresponsible mistakes and stupid schemes, all peppered with a plethora of profanity and rage. That sums up his arc (or lack thereof) in every episode of the series that leans hard into raunchiness, has no heart whatsoever, and packs solid but inconsistent laughs. Read More »
Posted on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
Netflix’s roster of adult-oriented animated programming is top notch, and they’re really starting to give Adult Swim and Comedy Central a run for their money. Their latest effort is Hoops, a new show created by comedian Ben Hoffman and starring Jake Johnson as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach trying to turn his depressing life around. It has the look of Bob’s Burgers, but the raunchiness of Big Mouth, and the new Hoops trailer has me all in. Read More »
Posted on Sunday, July 26th, 2020 by Ben Pearson
Netflix is hitting the court next month with Hoops, a new animated series starring Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as a foul-mouthed high school basketball coach who’s delusional enough to think that if he can lead his garbage team to victory, his entire pathetic life will start improving. The series comes from writer/comedian Ben Hoffman (Archer, The Ben Show) and is executive produced by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, with animation from Bento Box, the same company that makes Bob’s Burgers.
Hoffman joined Johnson and the rest of the cast for a lively Comic-Con at Home Q&A session, where they debuted an exclusive first-look at footage from the upcoming premiere episode of the show. Check out the footage and get highlights from the panel below. Read More »
‘Hoops’ Trailer: Jake Johnson Is a Foul-Mouthed High School Basketball Coach in Netflix’s New Animated Series
Posted on Monday, July 20th, 2020 by Ethan Anderton
The Michael Jordan and Chicago Bulls documentary The Last Dance is now available for you to stream on Netflix, but that’s not the only basketball action the streaming service is bringing to the table.
Hoops is a new adult animated series that follows Jake Johnson (New Girl, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse) as Coach Ben Hopkins, a pathetic, angry, foul-mouthed coach desperate to prove himself and turn his depressing life around. But if the first trailer is any indicator, he’s going to have a hard time, because he absolutely sucks at basketball. Read More »