FXX Picks Up First Original Series 'Chozen'

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June 6th, 2013


via press release:



From the Creative Teams Behind Eastbound & Down and Archer

Animated Comedy About a Gay White Rapper Newly Released from Prison

Features Voice Talents of Grant Dekernion, Bobby Moynihan, Hannibal Buress,

Michael Pena and Nick Swardson

LOS ANGELES – June 6, 2013 – FXX has ordered its first original series, Chozen, an animated comedy from the creative teams behind Eastbound & Down and Archer, it was announced today by Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Networks and FX Productions.

Chozen is an animated comedy about a gay white rapper fresh out of prison with a new message and new skills, which he will use in his quest for redemption and domination.  Grant Dekernion serves as writer and executive producer, and he will also be writing and rapping the songs.  Danny McBride, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green from Rough House Pictures (Eastbound & Down) are Executive Producers. Adam Reed and Matt Thompson of Floyd County Productions (Archer) are Executive Producers and their company will animate the series.  The series is produced by FX Productions.

“It’s great to be in business with Grant, Danny, Jody, David and Rough House and this is the perfect first series order for FXX,” said Grad.  “Chozen is an outrageous and ballsy comedy, but it’s also a very smart examination of the rap culture.”

Characters will be voiced by Dekernion, Bobby Moynihan (Saturday Night Live), Hannibal Buress (Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell), Michael Pena (Gangster Squad), Nick Swardson (Parks and Recreation), Danny McBride (Eastbound & Down), Kathryn Hahn (Anchorman), and Method Man (The Sitter).


FXX is the new basic cable entertainment network launching on September 2, 2013.  Geared toward a young adult audience, the schedule will feature original series, movies, and acquired series.  The channel will be anchored by the acclaimed hit comedies It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Legit, Chozen, and the critically acclaimed latenight strip, Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell.  At launch, FXX will be carried in more than 72 million homes. FXX and its sister channels FX and FXM comprise FX Networks, a business unit of Fox Networks Group.



FX Productions produces the critically acclaimed hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The League, Louie, Archer, Wilfred, Legit, Chozen, and the late night series Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell. FXP co-produces the award-winning hit drama series Sons of Anarchy and Justified, the critically acclaimed drama The Americans and the upcoming drama series The Bridge.  FXP is also producing limited series and miniseries for FX and FOX.

  • Ekras

    Epic Fail.

  • MichaelChickless

    Huh, I thought FXX was that cool Ferrari from a few years back.

  • romo

    You cant make this stuff up.

  • Jay S.

    This can’t possibly be as bad as it sounds. Can it?

  • TJ

    Honestly, this was not what I was expecting.

  • Meanie

    This maybe can work out if they don’t put much attention on his sexuality and focus on the comedy without making a big deal about him being gay. I give it a try

  • Recollected

    What in the world. 8O

  • SJ


  • TV Addict

    I still don’t see why FXX is a thing. FX is finally doing great on both the comedy and drama fronts, why change?

  • Ram510

    I would actually like to check this out if its kind of like Boondocks

  • Lamdog

    About the dumbest plot for a show to come down the pike. I would like to know the target audience?

  • DougF

    Adam Reed and Matt Thompson combining forces with Danny McBride, Jody Hill, and David Gordon Green


  • Tony JJ

    lol they can’t be serious.

  • Eric_Philly

    You mean to tell me this FXX thing wasn’t just an April Fool’s joke? Ridiculous.

  • Dan S

    Any word if Archer will also move to FXX or will it stay put on FX ? It sounds like Chozen could benefit being paired with Archer. A gay white male rapper ? Hmmmmmmm

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