Facebook continues to spend on original content and is tapping some major talent in the process.
The social giant announced Tuesday that it has given the green light to Human Discoveries and that the new animated comedy will star Anna Kendrick and Zac Efron. Kendrick and Efron join the previously announced Lamorne Morris, Jillian Bell, Paul Scheer and Lisa Kudrow.
According to Variety, the new series follows a group of friends living at the dawn of human civilization. They’re the first to discover innovations like fire and the wheel — as well as humanity’s other best and worst innovations, including art, alcohol, fashion, racism… and, confusingly — monogamy.
Human Discoveries hails from Chris Bruno and David Howard Lee. t’s executive produced by Kirk J. Rudell, Bruno, Lee, Kendrick, Efron, Jason Barrett and Michael Simkin.
Human Discoveries is set to debut later this year on Facebook Watch.