Obama-Biden ‘Bromantic’ Animated Series ‘Barry & Joe’ in Production

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Former President Barack Obama and his Vice President Joe Biden will be the subject of a new cartoon that sees the duo teaming up to travel through time in hopes of bettering the future.

Barry & Joe: The Animated Series will be executive-produced by late-night host Conan O’Brien and animation studio Titmouse, according to Deadline.

The series will center on the “bromantic” relationship between the pair, as each episode will find Obama and Biden attempting to travel back to the past to change a specific piece of history for the better.

The concept grew out of a Kickstarter campaign which raised more than $100,000 for the production of the series. The Kickstarter gives fans and contributors a small taste of the irreverent tone the series will apparently take.

Moments after the inauguration of the forty-fifth President, Barack Obama and his best friend Joe Biden were escorted to a secret lab, run by a team of the world’s greatest scientists and occasionally Elon Musk.

Obama and Biden were asked to take off all of their clothes and hold very still in a fetal position until they felt a painful tingling sensation.

They would awake to find themselves inside of their younger selves. Driven to find each other, and together, change history for the better.

Money raised from the Kickstarter campaign will go toward production of the pilot episode. The show’s producers wrote on the campaign page that their dream cast would include Jordan Peele as Obama, Chris Pratt as Biden, and pop physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson as himself.

Titmouse, with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and Vancouver, has done work on several popular animated series, including The Venture Bros., Rick and Morty, and Netflix’s Big Mouth.

A release date has not yet been set for the potential series, though the Kickstarter campaign suggested it could come out during the holiday season.


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