Amazon Studios has ordered two seasons of an upcoming comedy series starring Keke Palmer, Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne and more.
The Hospital, a sci-fi comedy is created by Cirocco Dunlap and executive produced by Maya Rudolph, Natasha Lyonne, and Danielle Renfrew Behrens through Animal Pictures. Shauna McGarry is also executive producing the series, which will air on Prime Video.
Keke Palmer, Greta Lee, Kieran Culkin, Sam Smith, Rudolph and Lyonne are set to voice aliens in the series.
More cast members will be announced at a later date.
The official description:
The Hospital is a completely original concept that follows Sleech and Klak—aliens, best friends, and intergalactically renowned surgeons—as they tackle anxiety-eating parasites, illegal time loops, and deep-space STIs. Risking their careers to take on a remarkable case, they put existence itself in jeopardy. Although considering their dismal personal lives, oblivion might be an improvement.
“Working with Animal Pictures, Amazon Studios, and Titmouse to create a show that prominently features unsexy alien sex has been one of the best experiences of my life,” said Dunlap in a statement.
“Cirocco is a total original. Brilliant and wildly talented with an utterly singular voice and boundless imagination,” said Rudolph, Lyonne and Renfrew Behrens of Animal Pictures. “She’s also ridiculously funny and finds the most unexpected ways to make you laugh while exploring complex existential questions! It has been a thrill to watch her nurture the seed of an idea and grow it into two seasons so beautifully.”
“The Hospital is the perfect example of the fresh and unique programming we get so excited to deliver to our global Prime Video customers,” said Vernon Sanders, head of global television at Amazon Studios. “Cirocco’s humor and clever characters will entertain in any galaxy. We are thrilled to have this special project join our growing adult animated slate.”
Keke Palmer will voice-star as Dr. Klak
A brilliant, multi-eyed surgeon who spends her down time feeding her sentient plants, obsessively reviewing past failures, and watching hit show My Lover, My Clone with her best friend Dr. Sleech.
Greta Lee will voice-star as Dr. Sleech
A reckless, cocky surgeon whose main saving graces are her genius, her well-oiled lizard tail, and her unconditional love for her best friend Dr. Klak.
Natasha Lyonne will voice-star as Nurse Tup,
A playful nihilist with chameleon flesh who thrives in the chaos of the Hospital. Nurse Tup expertly navigates every accidental apocalypse created by renegade doctors Sleech and Klak, and looks good doing it.
Maya Rudolph will voice-star as Dr. Vlam
A robot intern who has been alive for at least 20,000 years. She’s had every career you can think of—king, thief, stay-at-home mom of 500—and is a true testament to hard work. All you need to succeed is roughly 850 years of free time.
Kieran Culkin will voice-star as Dr. Plowp
A surgeon, an empath, and an adult experiencing puberty. He has a love-hate relationship with Sleech, constantly feels everyone’s feelings, and has four identical brothers with whom he shared an egg.
Sam Smith will voice-star as Dr. Azel
A galactically-renowned surgeon with ambiguous morals and six well-manicured feet.
Dunlap also serves as s showrunner and executive producer. Artist Robin Eisenberg, who was “instrumental in creating the visual style of the series,” is co-producing and will serve as production designer.