Amazon Studios has confirmed the new sci-fi animated series The Hospital for two seasons on Amazon Prime Video. The Hospital cast will include Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne, Sam Smith, and Keke Palmer, among others in voice roles for the upcoming “darkly comic” series.
As an animated sci-fi series, The Hospital will follow the adventures of Dr. Klak (Keke Palmer) and Dr. Sleech (Greta Lee), two alien best friends and brilliant but unpredictable surgeons who specialize in rare diseases. After Dr. Sleech contracts a disease from another dimension, Dr. Klak and Dr. Sleech must race against time to “find a cure before the universe is destroyed,” according to Deadline. Along with Palmer and Lee, the cast will also include Natasha Lyonne (Orange is the New Black) as Nurse Tup, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) as Dr. Vlam, Kieran Culkin (Succession) as Dr. Plowp, and Sam Smith (Pitch Perfect 2) as Dr. Azel.
“The Hospital” Development and Two-Season Amazon Deal
The Hospital was first created in November 2019 by Cirocco Dunlap (Big Mouth) and will be produced by Lyonne and Rudolph, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens under the banner of Animal Pictures. “Cirocco is a total original,” the trio told Variety. “Brilliant and wildly talented with an utterly singular voice and boundless imagination. She’s also ridiculously funny and finds the most unexpected ways to make you laugh while exploring complex existential questions! It has been a thrill to watch her nurture the seed of an idea and grow it into two seasons so beautifully.”
Along with Natasha Lyonne, Maya Rudolph, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens, The Hospital on Amazon Prime Video will be executive produced by Shauna McGarry (Bojack Horseman), Shannon Prynoski (Her), Chris Prynoski (The Legend of Vox Machina), Antonio Canobbio (Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs). Ben Kalina (Big Mouth) will produce on behalf of Titmouse, the animation company behind The Hospital, as well as other animated series such as Human Resources (2022), The Legend of Vox Machina (2022), and Nerdland (2016).
Further information on Amazon’s pickup of The Hospital – including a release date and full cast information – is currently unknown.