Seth Rogen, Sarah Silverman to Star in New Animated Series

Sarah Silverman. Photo by Matt Baron/REX/Shutterstock (9962573fo)

HBO Max taps Seth Rogen and Sarah Silverman to star in the half-hour adult animated comedy series Santa Inc. 

The duo will star in the eight-episode series that follows Candy Smalls (Silverman), the highest-ranking female elf in the North Pole. When the successor to Santa Claus (Rogen) is poached by Amazon on Christmas Eve, Candy goes for her ultimate dream — to become the first woman Santa Claus in the history of Christmas.

The series will be written by showrunner Alexandra Rushfield.

“I have long dreamed of a taking a beloved holiday tradition and adding a feminist agenda and some R rated comedy and when I read this script from Ali, with Seth and Sarah attached to voice, I knew that it was a perfect fit for us at Max.” said Suzanna Makkos, executive vice president original comedy and animation at HBO Max.

HBO Max is launching on May 27.