HBO Max has greenlit animated adult comedy “10-Year-Old-Tom” from Steve Dildarian (“The Life and Times of Tim”) and Nick Weidenfeld (“The Boondocks,” “Rick & Morty”). The logline: Tom grapples with being corrupted by the grownups around him each day just by leaving his house. Bad influences seem to lurk around every corner… litigious parents, drug dealing bus drivers and band teachers who want to sleep with his mom. If he sets up a lemonade stand, he gets sued for gross negligence. If he plays baseball, he is encouraged to “dabble with roids.” And if he visits the school nurse, he is introduced to the world of insurance fraud. The grown ups in Tom’s life all mean well, but somehow just can’t manage to lead by example.
The series will also be executive produced by Marty Adelstein (“Hanna,” “Cowboy Bebop”) and Becky Clements (“Snowpiercer”) of Tomorrow Studios (a partnership between Adelstein and ITV Studios). ITV Studios will handle international distribution of the series.