Prime Video has announced a two-season order of the new adult animated musical comedy series Hazbin Hotel, from Vivienne Medrano, A24 and FOX Entertainment’s Bento Box Entertainment. You can watch the announcement video here and the “Happy Day in Hell” song teaser here.
Created by Vivienne Medrano, Hazbin Hotel is based on her popular animated pilot released on YouTube in 2019 and which quickly gained over 89 million views and a rabid worldwide fan base.
The series blends adult humor, unforgettable characters, and catchy musical numbers creating a wholly original and unique world. The eight-episode first season is set to premiere on January 19, 2024 exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide.
Hazbin Hotel follows Charlie, the princess of Hell, as she pursues her seemingly impossible goal of rehabilitating demons to peacefully reduce overpopulation in her kingdom. After a yearly extermination imposed by angels, she opens a hotel in the hopes that patrons will be “checking out” into Heaven.
While most of Hell mocks her goal, her devoted partner Vaggie, and their first test subject, adult film-star Angel Dust, stick by her side. When a powerful entity known as the “Radio Demon” reaches out to assist Charlie in her endeavors, her crazy dream is given a chance to become a reality.
Vivienne Medrano serves as executive producer and directed all episodes. Joel Kuwahara and Dana Tafoya-Cameron, and Scott Greenberg (Season One) also serve as executive producers via A24.
Guest stars include Broadway veterans Darren Criss (Saint Peter), Jeremy Jordan (Lucifer Morningstar), Daphne Rubin-Vega (Carmilla Carmine), Patina Miller (Sera), and Jessica Vosk (Lute).
They will join the stacked lineup of previously-announced main cast including Erika Henningsen, Stephanie Beatriz, Alex Brightman, Keith David, Kimiko Glenn, Blake Roman, Amir Talai, Christian Borle, and Joel Perez.
The series will feature original music and lyrics from platinum-certified artist Sam Haft and Emmy-nominated Andrew Underberg. Hazbin Hotel is produced by A24 and FOX Entertainment’s Emmy Award-winning animation studio Bento Box Entertainment.
A24 is the global entertainment company behind this year’s Academy Award-winning film Everything Everywhere All at Once and Emmy-nominated TV series Beef on Netflix. Founded in 2012 and based in NY, LA and London, A24 has built a premium library of 110+ films, including Hereditary, Moonlight, Lady Bird, Uncut Gems, and Spring Breakers.
The company is also behind 30+ TV shows, including Emmy-winning series Euphoria and Golden Globe-winning series Ramy. Upcoming television series from the studio include The Sympathizer at HBO starring Robert Downey Jr. from director Park Chan-Wook, The Curse at SHOWTIME starring Emma Stone and Nathan Fielder, Shuggie Bain at BBC from Douglas Stuart, Sunny at AppleTV+ starring Rashida Jones, and Crystal Lake at Peacock from Bryan Fuller.
A FOX Entertainment company, Bento Box Entertainment is an award-winning animation production company with studios in Los Angeles, Atlanta and, in partnership with Princess Bento Studio, Melbourne, Australia. It produces programming for broadcast, cable and digital networks, feature films, music videos, branded content and motion graphics.
Bento Box’s experience, innovative digital production pipeline and talent-centric focus enables leading writers, actors, producers, animators and content creators to develop and produce ground-breaking, quality projects across all distribution platforms.
The company’s recent work includes programming on Apple TV+ (Central Park, Wolfboy and the Everything Factory), Comedy Central (Brickleberry, Legends of Chamberlain Heights), FOX (multiple Emmy Award-winning Bob’s Burgers, Krapopolis, The Great North, HouseBroken, and the upcoming comedy Grimsburg).
There’s also 20th Century Studios (The Bob’s Burgers Movie), Hulu (Koala Man, The Awesomes), NBC (The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special), Netflix (Mulligan, Paradise PD, Saturday Morning All Star Hits!, Farzar), Tubi (Millennial Hunter, Big Bruh, Pastacolypse), and Syfy (Alien News Desk).
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.