YouTube has ordered the an animated talk show called Corpse Talk from Banijay Kids & Family-owned prodco Tiger Aspect Kids and Family.
The 13-episode comedy highlights historical figures in a talk show format in which luminaries such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Leonardo da Vinci and Cleopatra sit down with a host to share stories from their life. YouTuber Joe Sugg, whose channel ThatcherJoe has 7.5 million subscribers, will voice the show’s animated host.
YouTube is gearing up to premiere the series on May 13 (Friday the 13th) through its Cartoons for Kids YouTube Channel and the YouTube Kids app, and new episodes will drop on Tuesdays and Fridays from that point on.
Corpse Talk is based on a same-name graphic novel series by married comic-makers Adam and Lisa Murphy. The book range now spans eight titles, the first of which was originally published in 2014.
Tiger Aspect’s managing director, Tom Beattie, is the series’ executive producer.
Tiger Aspect has been leaning more heavily on book adaptations for new content recently, inking a deal last November to develop an animated preschool series based on Julia Donaldson’s What the Ladybird Heard book series.