If you love the raunchy humor of Big Mouth, chances are you’ll appreciate the forthcoming new series, Human Resources. However, don’t be fooled by the show’s title. The Big Mouth spinoff will take a look at the “daily lives of creatures that help humans journey through life.” With character names such as “Hormone Monsters” and “Depression Kitties,” it’s fair to surmise that Human Resources won’t be afraid to peel back the layers of universal issues human beings face.
Collider notes that Human Resources will be a more “adult series” compared to its predecessor, focusing on the hormone monsters characterized in Big Mouth. Executive producer Mark Levin told Inverse in December that there was a wish to “expand the Big Mouth universe,” which Human Resources pitched as “Big Mouth meets The Office.” Here’s everything you need to know about your next animated obsession.
The Human Resources Voice Cast & Plot
Human Resources is currently in development, per IMDB. Already, it’s been announced that Big Mouth actors Maya Rudolph and Nick Kroll are lending their voice talents to the animated series. Aidy Bryant (Saturday Night Live), Keke Palmer (Hustlers), and Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat) have joined the cast as series regulars. David Thewlis (Fargo) and Brandon Kyle Goodman (Feel The Beat), whose voices are also heard in Big Mouth, will star in Human Resources.
Given the premise of Human Resources, there’s a strong chance that Thewlis, Rudolph, and Kroll will reprise their Big Mouth monster characters for the spinoff. In the case of Kroll, Variety reports that one of two advance clips of the series shown during the Annecy International Animation Film Festival features Burch going to the “Human Resources” office to “lodge a complaint about the miserable lineup of emotional monsters he’s been stuck with so far.” The scene comes from Big Mouth’s Season 5 finale, slated for broadcast later this year.
Park, who plays a “Logic Rock” named Pete, talked briefly about his newfound role at a panel for this year’s Annecy International Animation Film Festival. He declared, via Variety, that he’s “very much a logic rock.” Park added, “I felt like this part was written for me, was it? I’m very logical, organized, clean. Pete does everything by the book like me. He has rock hard abs.”
At the same event, Kroll, who co-created Big Mouth and Human Resources, established the differences between the two series regarding the characters within each show. “You have these characters that represent a major force in the human condition,” he began. “The challenge has been that these characters don’t only function according to the one thing they do professionally. The Logic Rock is filled with a lot of emotion and love that defies his nature. Building out the characters in that complex way has been a joy.”
Amid the announcement of Human Resources, which has yet to receive an official release date, Kroll tweeted his excitement for the series, adding, “This. Show. Is. Bonkers.”
This post will be updated with the trailer, release date, and additional plot details as more information on Human Resources becomes available.