Rooster Teeth has greenlit animated dark comedy series “Spikeface” from RCG, the production shingle of Rob McElhenney, Charlie Day and Glenn Howerton — the trio behind “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, reports Variety.
The series follows “one of the world’s great horror icons,” who slaughters a couple at a roadside motel — before he discovers they have a baby girl and decides to raise the orphan as his own. That pisses off his roommates, who also are iconic horror villains.
McElhenney will executive produce the eight-episode original series, based on an idea by writers and executive producers Geoff Barbanell and Itai Grunfeld. 3 Arts Entertainment also will executive produce, along with Rooster Teeth co-founders Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns.
“Spikeface” will be produced in-house by Rooster Teeth Animation and will premiere in 2019 on Rooster Teeth’s subscription-streaming service, First, which is priced starting at $4.99 monthly.