Adult Swim Orders New Comedy Specials

Adult Swim is known for its surreal series that the Cartoon Network programming block, with heavy hitters such as Rick And Morty and The Eric Andre Show gaining a major following. Next year, the platform will be bringing back two classic franchises via two new specials, with both set to air one week apart in February, showing that Adult Swim is more than willing to dive back into stories that might not have released anything new on their programming block for years.

To start, King Star King !/!/!/ will be making a comeback on Adult Swim, with the series originally premiering in 2014, with the Cartoon Network programming block revealing the following information when it comes to this surreal franchise's special which is set to air next year on February 13th:

"Creator JJ Villard returns to his Emmy-winning Adult Swim series for a new installment with KING STAR KING!/!/!/. Headlined by Tommy Blacha (Metalocalypse) who voices the titular hero, KING STAR KING!/!/!/ also stars Andie MacDowell (Groundhog Day), Will Sasso (MADtv), Rachel Butera (We Baby Bears), and Justin Roiland (Rick and Morty).

King Star King is back! And this time he's a fat, bald, middle-aged slob with a family, a mortgage, and a job at Amazon. Join King Star King, Hank Waffles, Pooza, and Gerbils on a dimension-spanning adventure to save King Star King's family!"

Ballmastrz 9009 first aired in 2018, but came to a close in March of 2020, with Adult Swim announcing a new special which would bring back "The Game" on February 20th via a new special, with Cartoon Network releasing the information in a new press release:

"A new battle awaits in Ballmastrz: Rubicon! Creator Christy Karacas (Superjail!) returns to the post-apocalyptic world of the Ballmastrz for a high-octane adventure. Joining Karacas is original Ballmastrz: 9009 voice cast Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll), Dana Snyder (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Dave Willis (Aqua Teen Hunger Force), Eric Bauza (Looney Tunes Cartoons) and Jessica DiCicco (Adventure Time).

Ballmastrz: Rubicon follows the events of the second season of the Adult Swim series Ballmastrz: 9009. When secrets from Crayzar's past threaten the future of the planet, will he grow some balls and unite 'Team Earth,' or add humanity to the intergalactic endangered species list?"

What classic Adult Swim series would you love to see make a return in the future? Feel free to let us know in the comments or hit me up directly on Twitter @EVComedy to talk all things comics, anime, and the world of Cartoon Network. 

Via Press Release