Adult Swim has continued to be one of the most popular programming blocks on the cable channel of Cartoon Network, with the series giving fans some major original series such as Rick And Morty, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and the Venture Bros to name a few. Now, Adult Swim has announced that not one, but two major original series have been renewed for second seasons, proving that the platform is still giving fans some popular series to date. Though Adult Swim’s ratings have gone down recently, it seems that block has found at least two new winners in their roster.
Both Smiling Friends and Birdgirl debuted fairly recently on Adult Swim, though the two series vary wildly when it comes to their animation styles and subject matter. While Smiling Friends is a completely original story for Cartoon Network, following a company that specifically operates under the banner of making people smile, Birdgirl is a pseudo-sequel to the original Adult Swim series, Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law, which saw various old Hanna Barbera characters placed into surreal scenarios that would often blend courtroom cases with hilarious escapades. With each series renewed for a second season, it’s clear that Adult Swim feels they’ve captured an audience big enough to warrant renewals.
Smiling Friends didn’t debut last year like Birdgirl, with the story of Pim and Charlie first hitting Adult Swim in 2020 on April Fool’s Day. With the story of the Smiling Friends landing on HBO Max, the first season consists of eight episodes and was originally created by animators Zach Hadel and Michael Cusack. While Adult Swim has yet to reveal when the second season of this series will land, and how many episodes will make up season two, there are plenty of fans that will be happy to see the Smiling Friends make a comeback.
Birdgirl’s second season on the other hand is confirmed to hit the small screen this summer, continuing to follow Judy Ken Sebben as she attempts to juggle her law career along with her, often terrible, attempts at fighting crime.
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from Ultimate Comic Blog