We had the chance to sit down with Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, the co-creators of the new Netflix series “My Dad the Bounty Hunter.”
Everett and Patrick are animation industry veterans who’ve worked at studios such as Pixar Animation Studios, Sony Pictures Animation, Blue Sky Studios, and more. Everett also co-directed the Academy Award winning short, “Hair Love.” We chatted with them about classic sci-fi and animation inspiration, role models, mixing styles, and dimbos (aka dad himbos).
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You can stream the entire first full episode now on YouTube.
More about the series:
“My Dad the Bounty Hunter” is an animated action-comedy series following close-knit siblings
Lisa and Sean, who stow away on their dad’s latest work trip, hoping to finally get some quality time together. Little do they know Dad’s been keeping a secret from them — he’s actually the toughest bounty hunter in the galaxy! Launched into the surprise space adventure of a lifetime, Lisa and Sean discover that their seemingly average dad’s job is anything but boring. Dodging dangerous aliens, robots, and laser fights galore, family bonding time becomes much more than they bargained for as they try to help their dad in pursuit of his toughest fugitive yet. With his kids along for the ride, Dad must show up for them when they need it most — and they’d better make it home before Mom finds out! From Creators and Executive Producers Everett Downing and Patrick Harpin, MY DAD THE BOUNTY HUNTER is a warp-speed adventure across the constellation of ups, downs and moments in between that shape family life.
It stars Laz Alonso, Yvonne Orji, Priah Ferguson, Yvette Nicole Brown, JeCobi Swain, Leslie Uggams, Rob Riggle, Jim Rash, and Jamie Chung.
“My Dad the Bounty Hunter” hits Netflix on February 9th, 2023.