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HBO Max Greenlights Animated Comedy “Santa Inc.”

Upcoming streamer has ordered the adult animated series “Santa Inc.” from Lionsgate featuring voice performances by Sarah Silverman and Seth Rogen. The 8 episode, half-hour series will be written by showrunner Alexandra Rushfield tells the story of 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.

“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.

Rushfield, Silverman, Amy Zvi and “Anomalisa’s” Rosa Tran will also serve as executive producers on the series.