Comedian/actor Nick Kroll (The League), Family Guy‘s Andrew Goldberg (Family Guy), and screenwriter-directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett have the green light to unleash the Hormone Monsters on Andrew, Nick, and the rest of Netflix‘s Big Mouth for a third season. Inspired by Kroll and Goldberg’s survival through puberty, the adult animated comedy series follows a group of middle schoolers who battle with the emotional baggage that comes with growing up, including hormones at full tilt and the awkward realities of self-discovery, body image shame, sex ed classes and more.
Executive produced by Kroll, Goldberg, Levin, and Flackett, Big Mouth boasts a voice cast that includes John Mulaney, Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, Jordan Peele, Jason Mantzoukas, and Jenny Slate. The second season also introduced Gina Rodriguez as Gina Alvarez and David Thewlis as the Hormone Monster’s sworn enemy, the Shame Wizard.
Here’s a look ay Netflix’s official announcement video for Big Mouth season 3 – one that comes with a warning:
Before the show’s premiere, Kroll spoke with GQ about the title, how the concepts behind the series are very personal to him, and how they impacted him on a number of levels growing up:
“I always physically had a big mouth. If you look at pictures of me from childhood, it’s like I’m all mouth and forehead, I guess not that much has changed. So, that’s the literal meaning of it, but the metaphorical meaning is, I think, that I had a big mouth. I just was a little guy and a bit of a shit talker and the show is based on me and my best friend from childhood, Andrew Goldberg. We met in first grade, became best friends around middle school, and then have stayed close throughout.
Andrew was ravished by puberty. He had a beard at 13. His dad made his mom wax his upper lip. He slow danced with a girl and came in his pants at a bar mitzvah. I was a very late bloomer. I didn’t get my first pube until probably high school.
This is a show about two boys who were best friends and shared everything, except physically they were in very different places.”
Big Mouth season 3 is expected to premiere on Netflix some time in 2019.